Tonight, action outside, look up at the sky and– assuming you remain in an area that is short on light pollution– appreciate the view of the stars. Since people, it’s National Space Day
In honor of the vacation, Quick Company has actually assembled a list of all “significant events in astrophysics, aerospace, and even home entertainment” from now through completion of the year.
The very first one up is Monday’s Eta Aquariids meteor shower, which is a cloud of debris from Halley’s Comet that we pass through each year, triggering a yearly shower. The shower is currently underway however is expected to peak on the morning of May 6.
( You can scour the rest of Quick Business’s list, that includes more meteor showers, a South American overall solar eclipse and the 50 th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing.)
National Area Day is commemorated by one and all on the very first Friday in May, specifically as a way to get kids interested in math, science, innovation and engineering. So if you have actually got kids, tonight would be a great night to bust out these remarkable NASA websites, a couple of science experiments or perhaps just some good old-fashioned glow video games
If all else fails, it’s most likely no coincidence that National Area Day falls on a Friday. The only thing better than a little end-of-week stargazing is an accompanying cocktail fit for the occasion. Permit us to recommend The Cosmonaut:
Cheers to space!
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