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Announcement of Lighting of 2008 Christmas Illumination

National Institute for Materials Science

The National Institute for Materials Science will light a “Christmas Illumination” on the north wall of its Sengen Site Research Building from December 12 (Friday) through December 25 (Thursday).

Abstract

The National Institute for Materials Science (President: Prof. Teruo Kishi) will light a “Christmas Illumination” on the north wall of its Sengen Site Research Building from December 12 (Friday) through December 25 (Thursday). The Christmas Illumination was begun in 1993 by one of NIMS’s predecessor organizations, the National Research Institute for Metals, and will be discontinued after this year, which will be the 16th event in the series. On this occasion, NIMS wishes to thank all those concerned at Takezono Nishi Elementary School, who have cooperated up to the present, as well as all the local residents and others who have enjoyed the event each year. The design of this year’s Illumination was selected from among proposals by 6th grade students at the Takezono Nishi Elementary School in Tsukuba. The lighting ceremony is scheduled to begin at 17:30 on December 12 (Friday) with the participation of 6th graders from the Takezono Nishi Elementary School. Through this event, NIMS hopes to deepen its friendship with the local community and light up the night-time sky over Tsukuba, as one memory that will remain in the hearts of the students at the school, who will graduate in March of next year. The actual Illumination was constructed by NIMS staff members, who organized an executive committee for the project. Information on the period, etc. of the Illumination is given below.

Illumination Schedule

[ Christmas Illumination ]

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Period: December 12 (Friday) through December 25 (Thursday), 2008
Time: From 17:00 to 5:00 the following morning during the period
Dimensions of illumination: Width 8m x Height 16m
Number of bulbs used: Approximately 4,000
Design: “2008 Let’s Paint a Great Picture in the Night Sky!”
Design by Riona Matsuda, Harune Yoshikawa and Akane Kanai
(Takezono Nishi Elementary School, 6th grader)
Number of design proposals submitted: Approximately 50 persons

[ New Year Illumination ]

Period: January 1 (Thursday) through January 7 (Wednesday)
Design by Tomoya Oyama
(Takezono Nishi Elementary School, 6th grader)

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