Today's Reason to Celebrate

May 07, 2022 was

National Astronomy Day

National Astronomy Day is aimed at connecting the public to astronomers and astronomy enthusiasts. It was started by Doug Berger, the president of the Astronomical Association of Northern California in 1973. He had the idea to set up various telescopes in busy urban locations so that passersby could enjoys views of the stars. His idea took off and the event has grown to include several sponsoring organizations associated with astronomy.

Astronomy Day changes every year based appropriately on the first quarter moon, which is generally between mid-April and mid-May. Check with you local science museum or planetarium to see if they have any special events to celebrate National Astronomy Day!

  • May 07, 2022 is also National Cosmopolitan Day | National Babysitter's Day | Kentucky Derby | National Homebrew Day | National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
  • May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month | Mental Health Awareness Month | Motorcycle Awareness Month | National Bike Month | National Hamburger Month | National Strawberry Month
  • This week is Be Kind to Animals Week | National Pet Week