November 18th Occult Day

Not sure this is the kind of day you really want to celebrate but… your choice. The occult in not always a bad thing, it simply means mysterious like Astronomy and Alchemy, but we have made it something evil. So in the world today we have to be very careful how we use the word and it is generally better just left that we don’t. Stay safe today, don’t venture much from the known and you will be fine.

How to celebrate – Take care today. Study the art of alchemy. Look to the stars for your future.

October 3rd Astronomy Day

Today we celebrate all that surrounds us in space. The galaxy, the stars, the planets and generally anything dealing with space. Astronomy, of course, is the study of all things concerning space but also things that are no longer in existence, since many of the stars we see have already burned out since the image was made present. It can take up to thousands of years to see that light from deep space. The science is sometimes referred to “Seeing the past”. This day was created by Doug Berger in 1973 to honor those who study space and all that goes along with it.

How to celebrate – Break out your telescope! Study the stars. Join an astronomy club.

June 30th Meteor Day

We more commonly call meteors “Fallen Stars” or “Shooting Stars” and a lot of us watch the sky for them, sometimes to make a wish, other times just to marvel at the universe around us. A meteor is not all that interesting actually, it is space dust (or junk) and ice, making it’s way through our atmosphere looking like a ball of fire. They can somewhat be projected with January, April, May, July, August, October, November and December having the most activity. Check you internet for what meteor showers normal come when.

How to celebrate – Catch a falling star… (No don’t really, you won’t like the results). Watch for “Shooting Stars”. Become a student of Astronomy.

April 28th International Astronomy Day

The study of planets, stars and even black holes are all a part of Astronomy. While much of space stays the same, it is also ever changing and with the best equipment, even new discoveries can be made. We name stars after loved ones, guide our ways home and wish on debris falling in hopes that its a star and not something man has put in the sky. Today was created by Doug Berger in 1973 while President of the Astronomical Association of Northern California.

Howe to celebrate – Study the sky. Get away from city lights to get to a better view. Become an Astronomer yourself.

April 28th International Astronomical Day

This is your day if you like to look up into space, either through a telescope or via the naked eye. There is a lot to see but the more trained you are, the more you will actually see. Most people just see a lot of stars, the moon and occasionally a random planet but there is so much more. Today was created by Doug Berger of the North California Astronomical Association back in 1973. Who knows what surprises might be out there in the universe and there’s only one way to find them, look up!

How to celebrate – Buy a telescope. Visit an observatory. Become an astronaut.