WOW-Dark Sky!

Posted on 20. Apr, 2018 by in WOW! Blog

April is a great month for astronomy.  This week, April 15 to 21 is Dark Sky week.  This celebration of the night sky was started by a high school student who was concerned about the fact that the sky is less and less dark and so we see fewer and fewer stars. 

Here are some great links to information about Dark Sky week and some great pictures of the night sky. I really enjoyed the video in the Nat Geo link about “where are the stars?”

http://www.darksky.org/dark-sky-week-2018/

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/lists/15-amazing-views-under-night-sky/ 

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/video/shorts/where-are-the-stars-see-how-light-pollution-affects-night-skies/ 

And, I want to remind you that the Davidson College Star Party is coming up next week!  Enjoy.

The Davidson College Physics Department and Society of Physics Students invite you to a Star Party to be held on the evening of Friday, April 27th, 2018 from 8:30 – 10:30 pm on the campus lawn.  Physics students and faculty will be on hand to offer guided tours of the nighttime sky through our telescopes.  The event is FREE and open to the public.  Bring your family, friends, and a blanket to spread on the lawn.  Feel free to come and stay for the entire event or spend just a short time looking through the telescopes.  Due to the nature of astronomy, the Star Party will only be held in the case of clear skies. 

If the weather is questionable on the date of the event, please check for event status updates at www.kristenlthompson.com/outreach or the ‘Davidson College Physics Department’ Facebook page. 

Also, mark your calendars for Saturday, October 20, the College’s second annual Space Day!

 

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