Astronomy Day Brings Out Sun-Gazers

Many of you may have heard of Earth Day but what about Astronomy Day?

The Carolina Skies Astronomy Club set up their telescopes this afternoon at the Town Common In Greenville to mark this low key celebration.

Astronomy Day is a grassroots effort to bring the study of the stars to the public.

Kids of all ages took advantage of the opportunity to get a safe peek at the sun, to search for sunspots.

Bill All, President of the Astronomy Club hopes more kids will show an interest in the solar system.

The City of Greenville has proclaimed April 21st, Astronomy Day, although the day is determined each year based on the Saturday before the 1st Quarter Moon between the month of April and May.