Saturday Is National Astronomy Day

national astronmy dayCelebrate the study of things celestial this Saturday during National Astronomy Day. Lots of events are scheduled throughout the country. Here are just a few:

Orlando Science Center, 11am to 9pm
Events include telescope observing sessions, special demonstrations, lectures and more. For more information, visit

Comanche Springs Astronomy Campus, Crowell, Texas
Daytime activities include safe solar views of the sun before sunset. After dark, activities include telescope views of the night sky, constellation finding, and views of the Moon (just past first quarter). For more information, visit

Kitsap Mall, Silverdale, Washington
There will be telescopes, static displays and a planetarium sponsored by Digitalis Corporation. Come find the answers to your astronomy questions by talking with our amateur astronomers. If the weather permits, we will take a look at the night sky with telescopes. For more information, visit

For a more complete list, check out Astronomy magazine’s calendar of events page.

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As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.