Astronomy is more than the sun, moon, and stars. With the aid of a telescope, you can visualize all the things which are invisible to the naked eyes. International Astronomy Day provides the use of telescopes and bridges the knowledge gap by letting the public to communicate with the astronomers and space scientists.
“It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.” – Plato
History of International Astronomy Day
The International Astronomy Day was created by Doug Berger, president of the Astronomical Association of Northern California in the year 1973. Astronomy Day occurs during the fall or in autumn on a Saturday closest to the quarter moon between the months of September and October. The day tries to raise the interest among the people in the field of astronomy and thereby to give them easy access to the astronomical instruments like the telescopes. Astronomy is the branch of science that deals with the celestial bodies, non-Earthly events, space, and the physical universe as a whole. Astronomy deals with objects like the planets, stars, asteroids, and events like eclipses and meteor showers.
How to Observe the Day
You can learn more about astronomy and share it with others. Indulge yourself in learning more about the astronomical instruments. It is the perfect day to start your children know more about astronomy and its facts. Post and share your celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #InternationalAstronomyDay.
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