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Astronomy Day

Astronomy Day is an annual event intended to provide a means of interaction between the general public and various astronomy enthusiasts, groups and professionals.

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Astronomy Day
... Astronomy Day is an annual event intended to provide a means of interaction between the general public and various astronomy enthusiasts, groups and professionals ... by a number of organizations associated with astronomy ... Astronomy Day also forms part of Astronomy Week, which begins on the preceding Monday ...

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