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How to Watch a Laser Show

This Saturday, the Cambridge Science Festival opens with a lunchtime laser show. This is the final post in a series of posts designed to familiarize you with lasers. What: Cambridge Science Festival Laser Show When: Saturday, April 24, Noon Where: Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway. Free shuttles run from the Harvard Square Red Line T stop. Enjoy the festival, everyone!

What’s in a laser?

Eleven days from today, the Cambridge Science Festival opens with a lunchtime laser show. This is the third in a series of posts designed to familiarize you with lasers — before the showtime lights dim. What: Cambridge Science Festival Laser Show When: Saturday, April 24, Noon Where: Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway. Free shuttles run from the Harvard Square Red Line T stop. Next week: what to look for at the CSF laser show.

Of Lightbulbs and Lasers

On April 24, the Cambridge Science Festival will open with a laser show. You’ll be sitting in the dark, waiting for the show to start — and then you’ll think, “WAIT! How does that work?” Let’s start with a thought experiment… Lasers and lightbulbs continue below the cut! What: Cambridge Science Festival Laser Show When: Saturday, April 24, Noon Where: Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway. Free shuttles run from the Harvard Square Red Line T stop. Next week: how do we get from stimulated emission to a laser pointer?

The Light Fantastic: An Illustrated History of Laser Development

Hello, everybody! Welcome to the Cambridge Science Festival blog. My name is Amali, and this is the first part of a three-part Tuesday series about LASERS. I’m writing about lasers for two reasons: firstly because I like lasers, and secondly because the Cambridge Science Festival opens with a laser show on Saturday, April 24. I want you to be ready. This week’s topic: milestones in laser development. The answer’s under the cut… In the fifty years since Theodore Maiman’s first pulse of light, lasers have become ubiquitous. They read DVDs and scan barcodes. They’re in your pocket laser pointer. And on April 24, they’ll be lighting up the room at the Cambridge Science Festival’s laser show. Mark your calendars! What: Cambridge Science Festival Laser Show When: Saturday, April 24, Noon Where: Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway. Free shuttles run from the Harvard Square Red Line T stop. Next week: how… Read More