Sunday, March 29, 2015

April is Global Astronomy Month, and rural areas are the best places to study the night sky

April is Global Astronomy Month, promoted by the international group Astronomers Without Borders, and since the stars and planets are easier to see in rural areas, rural news media should take note. It can be another case of acting locally while thinking globally.

"All people share a common bond viewing what the sky offers," John Goss writes in his monthly astronomy column for The Roanoke Times. "We all live on a very small world floating in a vast, largely unknown cosmos. Sometimes we think that with humanity’s many differences, people in different lands have little in common with one another. One commonality is that we all see the same sky."

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