I was listening to the Marketplace podcast, a daily business and economics show produced by American Public Media, while I was watching the clouds fail to drift by earlier this evening. Toward the end of the podcast, during the upcoming events calendar, I did a double-take when I heard that next week is Astronomy Week. I didn't know that, and I should!
It took me a while to track it down, but next week is indeed Astronomy Week, sponsored by the Astronomical League. You can read about Astronomy Week, Astronomy Day (May 2), and world-wide events celebrating those days on this website.
While we are on the subject, you all remember that this entire year is the International Year of Astronomy, right?
And how about taking my poll on the IYA over on the right while you're at it?