From the March 2018 issue

Entice the masses

Astronomy Day offers a perfect opportunity to introduce newbies to our wonderful hobby.
By | Published: March 29, 2018 | Last updated on May 18, 2023

In writing this column, I try to keep things fresh by avoiding previously covered topics. That’s why I maintain an ongoing record of my articles, both chronological and by subject matter. Nevertheless, some topics bear repeating now and then. Such is the case with Astronomy Day.

This outreach event began in 1973 as a way to acquaint the general public with the joys of stargazing. The day marks the culmination of Astronomy Week, which is observed twice a year, in spring and in fall. This spring, Astronomy Week runs April 16–22 with Astronomy Day on Saturday, April 21. The autumn counterpart will take place October 8–14 with Saturday, October 13, being Astronomy Day.

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