It’s time to celebrate the skies and reflect on ways to improve our stargazing experience. There are two events going on right now that you should consider; both running from April 19 to the 25th.
The first is Astronomy Week. Astronomical societies around the world are planning events all this week, so this should be a great time to meet other space enthusiasts and take a look through a telescope. Astronomy Day is on April 24th, with even more events happening that day.
The second is National Dark-Sky Week, which hopes to raise awareness about light pollution. It asks people to turn off unnecessary outdoor lights and consider low-glare alternatives to try and keep the skies as dark as possible.