NATIONAL SPACE DAY
Annually celebrated on the first Friday of May, it is National Space Day. This day is dedicated to the extraordinary achievements, benefits and opportunities in the exploration and use of space.
Teachers, students, space relate organizations, groups and agencies hold celebrations, demonstrations and educational programs and have been enthusiastically involved in this award-winning program since its inception. Because of National Space Day’s fast growth in popularity, this day has since grown into an International Space Day which is now celebrated worldwide.
NATIONAL SPACE DAY HISTORY
National Space Day was originally created in 1997 by the Lockheed Martin Corporation, as a one day event, as a day to get America’s youth interested in science and math. Due to it’s extreme popularity, it grew into an annual event. In 2001, former astronaut and Senator, John Glenn expanded Space Day to International Space Day.
The Libraries offers a number of titles and material on subjects relating to Space Day, some worthwhile links include:
The universe through the eyes of Hubble
The observer’s sky atlas: with 50 star charts covering the entire sky
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