Are you ready for Astronomy Day 2016?

by Josh Speers
May 12, 2016

Star Axis

Observed internationally in both the spring and fall, Astronomy Day is May 14, 2016. Started in California by Doug Berger and the Astronomical Association of Northern California, Astronomy Day has been around as long as SP has (early 70s). Did you catch Mercury’s rare transit across the sun a few days ago? Of course, you already knew that there is an extra full moon (a.k.a. Blue Moon) this season, but are you planning to celebrate Mars at its closest and fully illuminated approach to Earth? We are by sharing Gerry Williams’ article from June 1995 on the Star Axis. This massive structure was built by New York sculptor Charles Ross in 1975 to “reveal both the past present and future star alignments in their 26,000 year cycle.” Read the full article from Volume 23, Number 2.

You can find out more about International Astronomy Day on The Astronomical League's website

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