Join us! Everyone is welcome. Bring family and friends to the Chinese Pagoda Pavilion, Rancho San Rafael Park, 1595 N Sierra Street Reno, NV. There will be many fun and exciting activities, including solar viewing, free NASA swag, and a FREE Raffle for a telescope!
This year, on May 7, the day before the first quarter moon, the ASN wants to help everyone in our community to discover, enjoy and explore our amazing and beautiful universe. If you are new to stargazing, or if you have children that are curious about the cosmos, this is a day to start the wonderful journey into astronomy. ASN members will be on hand with knowledge of the solar system to rouse your interest and to answer your questions.
Rancho San Rafael Park has ample free parking and plenty of room to enjoy the day.
A Little History
In 1973, Doug Berger, then president of the Astronomical Association of Northern California, started Astronomy Day. Berger wanted to bring the enjoyment of astronomy to everyone. In so doing, the popularity of this idea grew. Astronomy Day is now a semi-annual event celebrated around the world.
For more on the History of Astronomy Day, check out these links:
- Astronomy Day at the Astronomical League
- Astronomy Day Fact Sheet at the Astronomical League
- Astronomy Day at Wikipedia
Our local celebration is brought to you by the Astronomical Society of Nevada and the Fleischmann Planetarium, University of Nevada, Reno.