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Astronomy Day 2013

There are all sorts of "Days" on our modern calendar.  Astronomy Day is coming up on April 20th.  There are actually 2 Astronomy Days a year.  The first spring Astronomy Day was started in 1973 by Doug Berger.  He was the president of the Astronomical Association of Northern California.  Doug's idea was to set up many telescopes in city areas and give the public a glimpse of what is up there.  A fall Astronomy Day was added in 2007.  This years Fall Astronomy Day will be October 12th.

This unique opportunity gives us a chance to show our family, friends and anyone else who would like a chance to look through the telescope, what we love about Astronomy.  Your club is having an event at the Sparks Marina from 3PM to 10PM.  We will have solar telescopes there for viewing the sun in the day and member telescopes will be available for the evening viewing.  We will have giveaway stickers, tattoos and pictures from NASA and there will also be a program to view in one of the gazebos.

It is always fun to share our passion for celestial viewing with others.  Plan on stopping by on Saturday, April 20th at the Sparks Marina.  If you can't make it, try to have a star party of your own.  Either way, have a great Astronomy Day!

Category: Other Members