Today is International Astronomy Day, so lets celebrate by looking up. Created in 1973, the holiday’s mission involves sharing the joy of astronomy with the general public; astronomy clubs, planetariums, leagues, and observatories will offer anything from free admission to telescope rentals. You can look for IAD events at your local observatories and planetariums or check out NASA’s Night Sky Club to find astro-events and star parties in your neighborhood.
Don’t have the leisure to go sky watching in person? There are some apps for you. Fly through space, get a 3-D view of the Crab Nebula, or walk on the moon. These fun and innovative apps are sure to wake up your inner astronaut. Lift off in T-minus 3… 2… 1…
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