The Martian New Year (the time of the Vernal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere of Mars, beginning Mars Year 34) begins on May 4. NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory are co-sponsoring a STEAM celebration in the Mars business district--that is, Mars, Pennsylvania (about 25 miles / 40 kilometers north of Pittsburgh). The New Year on Mars occurs every 686.98 Earth days; the next Martian New Years will occur on 2019 March 23 and 2021 February 7. Pictured is the Mars "Flying Saucer," located in a parklet in the middle of the Mars business district.
More information ---
Link 1 >>> http://www.marsnewyear.com/
Link 2 >>> https://stardate.org/radio/program/martian-spring-0
By coincidence, May 4 is also the annual "Star Wars Day" ("May the Fourth Be With You").
(Image Sources: Wikipedia.org , By Mvincec - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3951658 )
Astronomical Calendar for 2017 May:
Link >>> http://buhlplanetarium4.tripod.com/astrocalendar/2017.html#may
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Safe Public Viewing of the Great American Solar Eclipse
Monday, August 21, 2017
Mt. Lebanon Public Library, South Suburban Pittsburgh
More Info: Link >>> http://buhlplanetarium.tripod.com/archivenews/releases/poster-flyer/2017SolarEclipse-Flyer.htm
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2017 May 1.
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