Astronomy Day 2023 will observed on On April 29, 2023 between 8 and 10 p.m. Because this date is celebrated by the US as their national day of astronomy. Local astronomical societies, planetariums, museums, and observatories will be sponsoring public viewing sessions, presentations, workshops, and other activities to increase public awareness about astronomy and our wonderful universe. What the details of this annual day of action, which is primarily aimed at amateur astronomers and astronomical societies, shed light on the following lines.
Who started the National Astronomy Day?
Unlike many of the curious celebration and action days gathered here from the United States, the origins and background of the National Astronomy Day are relatively well documented. So the idea or initiative for this day of honor of science goes back from the stars to the American Doug Berger and the year 1973. Berger then held the office of President Astronomical Association of Northern California.
Goals and intention: What is the honor day of astronomy?
Since the first edition in 1973, the initiators of this special astronomical day have been pursuing the goal of creating a public awareness of the work of astronomy and the associated natural sciences with various exhibitions, events and actions. It explicitly included both professional scientists and ambitious amateur astronomers on the second Sunday in March.
Originally, the activities initially limited to the Northern California region, could win over the years, a nationwide acceptance. In the United States, hundreds of astronomy clubs, observatories, museums, colleges and planetariums, each with its own actions or events, take part in the National Astronomy Day each year. At the same time, the National Day of Astronomy is also the culmination of a whole Astronomy Week of Action (National Astronomy Week), which begins on the previous week on Monday of the respective date.
When do you celebrate the American Astronomy Day?
The US Astronomy Day has a special place in the calendar of the Curious World Days, in that it can be celebrated twice a year. These are, however, each flexible dates, which are temporally always on the calendar closest Saturday to the quarter moon between April and May in the spring (first quarter of the lunar cycle) or September and October in the fall (last quarter of the lunar cycle) oriented (see also the contribution to the US day of the Moon (National Moon day) on July 20). However, the autumn variant was only introduced in 2007. Specifically, the following dates for the Astronomy Day will be available in the coming years:
The astronomy day in spring
- 2018: Saturday, April 21st
- 2019: Saturday, May 11th
- 2020: Saturday, May 2nd
- 2021: Saturday, May 15th
- 2022: Saturday, May 7th
- 2023: Saturday, April 29th
- 2024: Saturday, May 18th
- 2025: Saturday, May 3rd
The astronomy day in autumn
- 2018: Saturday, October 13th
- 2019: Saturday, October 5th between 8 and 10 p.m.
- 2020: Saturday, September 26th
- 2021: Saturday, October 9th
- 2022: Saturday, October 1st
- 2023: Saturday, September 22nd
- 2024: Saturday, October 12th
- 2025: Saturday, September 27th
International offshoot of Astronomy Day
Over time, the US Astronomy Day has also received numerous international offshoots. In both Canada and many European countries, astronomers and stargazers are celebrating their own national day of astronomy. Exemplary here are the following initiatives:
- Since 2003, Germany and Austria have been celebrating their own astronomy day.
- Since 2007 also in Switzerland, where one cooperates here since 2010 with Germany and the day of the astronomy.
- In Sweden, the national astronomer dag has been celebrating since 2012.
- And in France you know the German star nights a similar project.
Depending on the geographical location, however, the respective dates deviate from the date of the US Astronomy Day or have partially changed (see also the list of further links below).
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National Astronomy Day Quotes
“Space is for everybody. It’s not just for a few people in science or math, or for a select group of astronauts. That’s our new frontier out there, and it’s everybody’s business to know about space.” – Christa McAuliffe
“The thing I like about astronomy is being outside at night and seeing the stars in a dark sky. It makes you feel small.” – Jimmy Walker
“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.” -Edwin Hubble
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust.” -Lawrence M. Krauss
“Do not look at stars as bright spots only. Try to take in the vastness of the universe.” -Maria Mitchell
“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
“We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out — and we have only just begun.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson
“Astronomy compels the soul to look upward, and leads us from this world to another.” – Plato
“Astronomy taught us our insignificance in Nature.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
National Astronomy Day Messages
There is so much to explore outside our own planet that there is no limit when it comes to exploring what lies outside. Happy Astronomy Day to you.
On the occasion of Astronomy Day, let us come together to know what lies beyond Earth. Wishing you a very Happy International Astronomy Day.
Astronomy guides us to the world outside and compels us to look upwards and find out what lies outside. Warm wishes on Astronomy Day.
Stars have some stories to tell and the occasion of International Astronomy Day reminds us to know these interesting stories. Wishing a very Happy Astronomy Day.
Science has given astrology a new dimension to explore and enjoy. Sending Happy International Astronomy Day to you.
National Astronomy Day Status
The occasion of Astronomy Day reminds the astrology enthusiast in all of us to go out and gaze at the stars to know more about them. Happy Astronomy Day to everyone.
When studying astronomy, we realize that we are such a small part of this world. Wishing a very Happy International Astronomy Day to you.
On the occasion of International Astronomy Day, let us enter into the world of stars and know a little more about the universe. Warm greetings on this special day.
When you get involved in the study of stars and universe, there is so much to know and enjoy. Wishing a very Happy Astronomy Day.
Let us celebrate the occasion of International Astronomy Day by thanking all the astrology professionals and enthusiasts who have made it such an interesting subject for us.
National Astronomy Day Wishes
Wishing a very Happy Astronomy Day to all. Let us get answers to some of the questions related to astronomy that have been bothering us.
On the occasion of International Astronomy Day, let us celebrate this day by unfolding more secrets about the universe that lies beyond Earth.
There are so many interesting facts about universe that we have not witnessed or heard about and Astronomy Day is the occasion to learn about it.
Warm greetings on the occasion of Astronomy Day to you. Enjoy this day with the secrets of stars.
Wishing a very Happy International Astronomy Day. Let us know more about stars that have always fascinated us.