National Astronomy Day, part of Astronomy Week, is aimed at
connecting the public to astronomers and astonomy enthusiasts. It was
started by Doug Berger, the president of the Astronomical Association of
Northern California in 1973. He had the idea to set up various
telescopes in busy urban locations so that passersby could enjoys views
of the stars. His idea took off and the event has grown to include
several sponsoring organizations associated with astronomy.
Astronomy Day changes every year based appropriately on the first
quarter moon, which is generally between mid-April and mid-May. Check
with you local science museum or planetarium to see if they have any
special events to celebrate National Astronomy Day!
Dd and I love astronomy.
I love looking at the stars.
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