Tomorrow is Astronomy Day. The first of two throughout the year, the other is on October 1st. Astronomy Day runs on the slogan "Bringing Astronomy to the People." I had mentioned the event in this month's Highlights.
Around the world local astronomical societies, planetariums, museums, and observatories will be sponsoring public viewing sessions, presentations, workshops, and other activities to increase public awareness about astronomy and our wonderful universe. It is a way for the general public and various astronomy enthusiasts, groups and professionals to interact. You can learn more from your local astronomy club or planetarium, or by visiting the Astronomical League's website.
I will be giving my 'Life in the Universe' presentation to a youth group from the Space Telescope Science Institute, which I am pretty excited about. And the astronomical society that I am a member of, the Harford County Astronomical Society, will be hosting it's monthly open house. Which will include a presentation from the Society's President Tom called "The Sun, the Outer Solar System and New Planet Discoveries." These kinds of events are happening all over the world, so if you have an interest in astronomy, I really suggest you check them out. Plus they are FREE.
The Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower also continues this weekend. So if you go out, you might get a chance at seeing a couple of meteors streak across the night sky!
In addition to that, Mother's Day is also Sunday, so I hope you all treat your mothers nice. Maybe take her to dinner or get her a card or tell her you love her or something. Have a good weekend and word to your mother.
P.S. There might not be any updates this weekend since I'll probably be busy, see ya'll next week.