International Astronomy Day

May 15, 2021

What Is International Astronomy Day?

This day is the perfect chance for astronomers to share their knowledge about space with all those interested. It is also perfect for those who are looking to explore the field, or even those who just love looking up at the stars above.

When Is International Astronomy Day?

This day is so nice we celebrate it twice! On May 15th and October 9th, at the first quarter moon of the spring and fall, hobbyists worldwide observe International Astronomy Day.

History Of International Astronomy Day

In 1973, President of the Astronomical Association of Northern California, Doug Berger, was looking for ways to increase interest in the field of astronomy. To do this, he set up a few telescopes outside the Association and invited the public to come and view the night sky. The event took off and was eventually recognised worldwide.

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