International Astronomy Day

International Astronomy Day

International Astronomy Day

International Astronomy Day is celebrated every year on the Saturday closest to the first quarter moon in May.
The day was started by the Astronomical Association of Northern California (AANC) on 28 April 1973. It is an annual event that celebrates the wonders of the universe and the scientific achievements of astronomers. This day is celebrated in different ways by thousands of people in many countries. The day serves as an opportunity to promote astronomy, scientific education. Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences in history, and a source of fascination and inspiration for people all over the world.

Events are organized on this day where there is an opportunity to view the night sky through binoculars, which is the main attraction of International Astronomy Day. In areas with less pollution it becomes more possible to see stars and planets. It is a wonderful experience to gaze at the beauty and vastness of the universe in the night sky.

 

Some interesting and fascinating aspects of astronomy _

 

International Astronomy Day

  • Black holes are dense regions of space where the gravitational pull is so strong that even light cannot escape.
  • Exoplanets are planets that orbit stars, some of which may be similar in composition to Earth. This is still a mystery to scientists and they are looking for the possibility of finding extraterrestrial life.
  • Scientists believe that the universe began with a big bang about 13.8 billion years ago.
  • Nebula is a collection of many types and colors of gas and dust in space. There are giant clouds that can give birth to new stars.