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Saturday 6 May 2017

Astronomy Day

Astronomy Day is an annual event in the United States intended to provide a means of interaction between the general public and various astronomy enthusiasts, groups and professionals.
This event was started in 1973 by Doug Berger, the president of the Astronomical Association of Northern California. His intent was to set up various telescopes in busy urban locations so that passersby could enjoys views of the heavens. Since then the event has expanded and is now sponsored by a number of organizations associated with astronomy.
Astronomy Day also forms part of National Astronomy Week, which begins on the preceding Monday.
Originally, Astronomy Day occurred on a Saturday between mid-April and mid-May, and was scheduled so as to occur at or close to the first quarter Moon. In 2007, an autumn rendition of Astronomy Day was added. It was scheduled to occur on a Saturday between mid-September and mid-October so as to be on or close to the first quarter Moon.
2014 - Season: Spring; Astronomy Day: May 10; First Quarter Moon: May 7; Season: Fall; Astronomy Day: October 4; First Quarter Moon: October 1.
In 2017 Astronomy Day in USA falls on May 6.
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Quotes & Wishes - Astronomy is useful Astronomy is useful

Astronomy is useful because it raises us above ourselves; it is useful because it is grand. It shows us how small is man’s body, how great his mind, since his intelligence can embrace the whole of this dazzling immensity, where his body is only an obscure point, and enjoy its silent harmony.
Henri Poincare
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Quotes & Wishes - By means of microscopic observation By means of microscopic observation

By means of microscopic observation and astronomical projection the lotus flower can become the foundation for an entire theory of the universe and an agent whereby we may perceive Truth.
Yukio Mishima
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Quotes & Wishes - Daughter of Astronomy Daughter of Astronomy

O how loud It calls devotion! genuine growth of night! Devotion! daughter of Astronomy! As undevout Astronomer is mad.
Edward Young
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Quotes & Wishes - From this world to another From this world to another

Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
Plato
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Quotes & Wishes - Good observations never fade Good observations never fade

Theories crumble, but good observations never fade.
Harlow Shapey
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