May 2nd is Astronomy Day. Sponsored by the Astronomical League, May 2nd celebrates all things astronomy with events around the country.
Most of the events will be at science centers or astronomy club observatories. Many will include afternoon solar observing and evening star parties, possibly with a lecture by an astronomer thrown in there somehwere. The Astronomical League has a list of events on its website. This is only a partial list as I know many clubs do not list their events here. The best way to find a local event is to check out Sky and Telescope’s list of astronomy clubs. Once you find the club, call or go to their website for info on astronomy day events.
If you are considering buying a telecope, star parties are a great way to see what is available. Astronomers will let you look through their telescopes and would be happy to tell you about them to help you find a telescope that fits your interests and budget.
So go out and obseve this weekend!
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