Sky Spy

Celebrate Astronomy Day on Saturday

2014-05-08T00:00:00Z 2014-07-03T11:09:46Z Celebrate Astronomy Day on SaturdayBy Tim Hunter Special to the Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Astronomy Day is Saturday. It is an annual event to introduce astronomy to the public by astronomy enthusiasts, mainly amateur astronomers and amateur astronomy clubs. Professional astronomers, planetariums, science centers, schools and universities also participate in Astronomy Day.

To learn more about Astronomy Day, amateur astronomy in general, and local activities scheduled around town, check with the following organizations:

Flandrau: The UA Science Center

1601 E. University Blvd.; 621-7827(STAR), flandrau.org

Starizona Adventures in Astronomy & Nature

5757 N. Oracle Road, Suite 103; 292-5010.

stellarvisiontucson.com

Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association, Inc. (TAAA)

792-6414.

The TAAA is one of the nation’s premier astronomy clubs. I have been a member of the TAAA since 1975 and unashamedly give it kudos.

This list is by no means inclusive. There are several other fine local organizations or businesses offering events you can enjoy on Astronomy Day. (In the interest of full disclosure, I am a member or have done business with the organizations listed above.)

In general, events for the public on Astronomy Day are free.

Contact Tim Hunter at skyspy@azstarnet.com

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