Saturday, May 06, 2006

May 6 is Astronomy Day

May 6 is Astronomy Day, which was started in 1973 to get people interested and involved in the hobby.

Traditionally, it has been held in late April or early May on the Saturday closest to the First Quarter Moon. Since First Quarter is on Friday, May 5, tradition dictates that Astronomy Day is to be held the following day. Many planetariums and astronomy clubs nationwide will be marking the event with lectures, demonstrations and of course, outdoor observing sessions.

There is much to be seen now, not only on Astronomy Day, but during the upcoming week as well.

THE MOON
PLANETS
DISINTEGRATING COMET
SPACE STATION
SHOOTING STARS
MORE

3 comments:

roya said...

Happy Astronomy day Stardust!

Stardust said...

Thanks roya!

Kevin Parry said...

My wife and I go to a local astronomy club who hold lectures once a month. It is absolutely fascinating to learn about this great universe we find ourselves in. I hope Astronomy Day will attract many new ‘converts’ to this great hobby.

Kevin

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