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April 2014 - What's Happening @ LWLC : Astronomy Day

Astronomy Day - What is it?

 Astronomy Day is a day for the interaction between the general public and astronomy community: enthusiasts, groups, and professionals.

The first commemoration was in 1973 by the Astronomical Association of Northern California. The date is to fall on the Saturday at or close to the first quarter Moon (it is also picured in the logo below). Therefore, the date changes every year. 2014's date is May 10, 2014, but 2013's was April 20, 2013. Snce 2007, another Astronomy Day was scheduled to fall on or close to the close of the first quarter Moon. The date for 2014 is October 4, 2014.

At least this page is early rather than late for both 2014 dates!  

Astronomy For Kids (Kids Know It Network) - Free resource for kids to learn about space.

Astronomy League - Description, events, and more information about Astronomy Day.

Astronomy Picture of the Day (NASA) - Picture and brief explanation.

Hubble Telescope Site (NASA) - The Hubble Telescope is a space telescope. Launched in 1990, this telescope has photographed other galaxies, stars, nebulas, and our own solar system.

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Books & eBooks

Here are some books and e-books accessible to ASU patrons  that discuss astronomy.

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