International Day Of Light (IDL2021 )


A Collaborative project exploring the connection between effects of lights, sustainable fashion, digital design, and surveillance. A project executed from a perspective dark sky defender- Rayan Khan (Founder of Cosmic Tribe) and Ayesha M. Ali (Visual Artist) designed a rebellious artistic expression through facial jewelry and costumes, to share the message of the impact of artificial lights especially on the psychological health of the post-millennial generation.

Dark Sky Awareness Bettymaya Foott -Director of Engagement – International Dark-Sky Association

Dark Skies Gaze Back Ayesha M Ali and Rayan Khan – Collaborative Project – Interdisciplinary Art & Sciences

Space Art Jackie Burns – IAAA Representative – International Association of Astronomical Artists


Celebrating Light Through Space Art:

Tycho is an interactive object that mimics the shape and behavior of the James Webb Space Telescope by capturing light with a sensor and transmitting its color via LEDs to a mirrored hexagonal surface, where it modulates a projection sequence inspired by images of the birth and death of stars.

Stargazer’s Astronomical Artwork under the UV light, the fluorescent chemicals in the neon yellow paint absorb the invisible UV radiation, then emit the energy as longer wavelength visible light of a particular color. Human eyes perceive this light as the unusual ‘glow’ of fluorescence.

Our Guest Speakers

Thomas Heidtmann is a Berlin-based media artist and artist-curator, studied at the Berlin University of the Arts. He works at the intersection of art, science, and technology. As founder of SPARTH (since 2017) he investigates and promotes space-art activities. Since 2015 he has been a co-founder of Lacuna Lab e.V., a Berlin-based, artist-run association.

Syahirah Stargazer is a Malaysian Space Artist who is actively involved in dark sky advocacy and connecting the public with astronomy through visual arts. I create space arts with scientific and artistic explanations to deliver the wonders of the night sky in a creative, conspicuous, and stimulating way. Astronomy provides a deeper meaning to my artistic work and helps the viewer to relate themselves with the universe in a more “human” way.


10 Basics Tips For Beginners

The disappearance of dark skies has impacts beyond stargazing. It’s important that we protect our dark skies. Learn more about from an expert.

Exodus is an International Transmedia Astronomer and Astro-Musician from Hong Kong, China. He is the International Committee of the International Dark-Sky Association and National Astronomy Education Coordinator (Chair of Hong Kong) of the International Astronomical Union. Additionally, he is the delegate of Astronomers Without Borders and Aurora Association, where he promotes dark-sky protection and STEAM education. In 2017, Exodus started social innovation on STEAM Education from being the Chairperson of HKUST Astronomy Club. Currently, as the External Vice-President of Starrix, Exodus also becomes a guest speaker of the Hong Kong Space Museum and Hong Kong Science Museum, organizing public lectures and experiential learning workshops. By integrating science and the arts, Exodus discovered their consonance and harmony. He has traveled to 40 countries for inspiration. Additionally, as the founder of the “1-minute Astronomy” channel, he acts as “ASTROMAN” to share his experience on stargazing etiquette and night-sky photography through multi-media.

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