Onward and Upward

The earliest cave dwellers likely spent many nights looking up at the sky and pondering the stars, the planets, and questioning how humans fit in the universe. Those feelings of wonder and awe have not changed much. April is Global Astronomy Month, and opportunities abound to look heavenward and appreciate the vast beauty of the night sky.

The organization Astronomers Without Borders encourages stargazers across the globe to join their “Global Star Party” on April 16. Watch the sunset and BYOT (Bring Your Own Telescope), but viewing devices aren’t necessary for spying stars, the moon, the Milky Way, or even planets like Mercury, which will be especially visible in mid-April. The group’s philosophy is “One People, One Sky,” and they believe that the action of stargazing reminds us that we are all together on planet Earth, adrift in the universe.

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