Astronomy Day is an event held annually, and is intended to provide a way of interacting between the public and astronomy enthusiasts, groups and professionals.These events and activities are held at numerous sites all over the World including the United States, England and Canada.
Since it was first started in 1973 Astronomy Day has expanded considerably, and is now sponsored by numerous companies most typically associated with astronomy, such as astronomy societies and clubs, observatories, universities, planetariums, telescope manufacturers and local telescope companies.
Generally occuring between mid-April and mid-May on a Saturday, it is scheduled to take place at or just prior to the first quarter Moon. Consequently the event takes place on a different date every year. In fact it many cases it very often extends to a complete week or even longer.
This allows tens of thousands of people to share in the wonders of astronomy with astronomy enthusiasts.It really allows astronomy to come to many people who may have never looked at the possibility of viewing the heavens through a telescope.
As well as amateur astronomers who love sharing their knowledge about telescopes with others it acts as a public relation excercise highlighting ways in which people of all ages can participate in astronomy.
- 2011 May 7th
- 2012 April 28th
- 2013 April 20th
- 2014 May 10
Return From Astronomy Day To Telescopes Home Page