Today is Space Exploration Day and Moon Day!

So yesterday the world celebrated the day I first graced the galaxy with my presence. You're probably wondering what could possibly be better than that?  I get it, you've got 364 days to marinate on how much you miss celebrating me.  It must be hard.  However, in light of such somber times I'd like to re-divert your attention to:

Space Exploration Day

The origins of Space Exploration Day date back to man first walking on the moon on July 20th, 1969.  And though celebration of this day is intended to pay homage to the incredible achievements of the past, while firing up enthusiasm for the benefits of space exploration efforts to come in the future; the celebration of today's accomplishments in human's history is about more than 'just' the moon landings.

J. David Baxter, the man credited for the origins of the event, outlines on his website ways to take part.  These include taking a nature hike in the spirit of exploration, organizing public star gazing parties, setting off model rockets, or having a science fiction party to show a classic space movie. (Um- #howfun #letsdothis #whosinvitingmeover)

There is, pun intended, a world of options to have some fun and celebrate a universe to be explored.

Moon Day

Every once in a while, the human race achieves something truly remarkable.  Moon Day celebrates the occasion when we first left footsteps upon our nearest neighbor.  It’s probably best to gloss quietly over how long it has been since the last visitors landed there, but, that’s no reason to skimp on the celebrations!

After all, there’ll never be a better excuse to launch fireworks over your neighborhood and dress up in a tinfoil suit with a fishbowl on your head (hey... grab two bottles of wine and a roll of tinfoil, that's all I'm saying.  Save your judgement for Judy).  Alternatively, you might prefer to drag a telescope out into the garden, or download one of the many star gazing apps available.

Earth's moon is the Robin to our Batman, the Shirley to our Laverne, the AC to our Zach.  Yes- we would be without them, but would we really be?

So... with so much to pay tribute to today, how are you going to celebrate?

Stacy SmithComment