To stimulate and to facilitate the knowledge and innovation of optics and photonics, promote the mutual interests of its members, and to encourage free discussions of science and engineering among its members and the public.



HEOS has a number of projects ongoing or in conception such as designing and building Hands-On Optics educational kits, NASA Mirror Techoology Days conference, public innovation labs, and a solar and celestial telescope park.



We undertake a number of public educational outreach activities including scholarships for state and regional science and engieering fairs, apprenticeship and internship program, and development of educational materials. We are a community resource for optics and photonics. 


Guest Speaker Series 

Thursday, Aug 8, HEOS Optics and Photonics Intern Presentations

(room change to CAO conference room 4th floor)

Please join us this Thursday, August 8th for our Guest Speaker Series featuring three HEOS Student Summer Interns. Featuring a short introduction to the HEOS Optics and Photonics Apprenticeship Program followed by the Student Intern presentations

Student Interns presenting are:

Ruth Finckenor

Ella Michael

Cate Blevins 


Time: 11:30 am social and free pizza lunch, talks begin at 12:00 (Please RSVP to HEOSadmin@gmail.com)

Where: UAH Optics Building, 4th floor Center for Applied Optics (CAO) conference room

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