Astronomy Day 2020: Astronomy Day Quotes, Images, Picture, Wishes, Poster:
Astronomy Day is an annual event in the United States and later in other countries, 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 enjoy 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.
The lunar influence on the schedule means that the events happen on a different date each year, rather than set calendar dates. The table below shows the dates for up coming Astronomy Days:
This event has been canceled in 2020 due to the global pandemic of COVID-19 virus.
|Year||Season||Astronomy Day||First Quarter Moon|
|2020||Spring||May 2||April 30|
|Autumn||September 26||September 23|
|2021||Spring||May 15||May 19|
|Autumn||October 9||October 12|
|2022||Spring||May 7||May 8|
|Autumn||October 1||October 2|
|2023||Spring||April 29||April 27|
|Autumn||September 22||September 22|
|2024||Spring||May 18||May 15|
|Autumn||October 12||October 10|
|2025||Spring||May 3||May 4|
|Autumn||September 27||September 29|
Wish you a happy Astronomy Day 2020.