Upcoming Science Observances

National Mole Day

National Mole Day

October 23, denoted 10/23 in the US, is recognized by some as Mole Day. It is an informal holiday in honor of the unit among chemists.

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World Science Day for Peace and Development 

World Science Day for Peace and Development 

This day offers the opportunity to mobilize everyone around the topic of science for peace and development.

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Nobel Prize Day

Nobel Prize Day

On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his will, giving the largest share of his fortune to a series of prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace – the Nobel Prizes.

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Dewey Decimal System Day

Dewey Decimal System Day

File this holiday under library related observances. Top shelf just after ISBN Number Day.

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National Static Electricity Day

National Static Electricity Day

It might sound boring and sciencey - but with a balloon this becomes a hair-raising holiday!

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National Bunsen Burner Day

National Bunsen Burner Day

The Bunsen Burner has been an essential part of science laboratories since the middle of the 19th century.

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World Backup Day

World Backup Day

DON'T BE AN APRIL FOOL. Be prepared. Back up your files on March 31st.

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Cosmonautics Day

Cosmonautics Day

On April 12th 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the Earth, opening a new chapter of human endeavour in outer space.

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International Day of Human Space Flight 

International Day of Human Space Flight 

On April 12th 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the Earth, opening a new chapter of human endeavour in outer space.

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National Sense of Smell Day

National Sense of Smell Day

Don't turn your nose up at this day, smell is probably our most under-appreciated sense.

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National DNA Day

National DNA Day

Unlocking Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) continues to prove vital to medical research.

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National Richter Scale Day

National Richter Scale Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Richter Scale Day

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National Space Day

National Space Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Space Day

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Beaufort Scale Day

Beaufort Scale Day

Observed on the birthday of Sir Francis Beaufort, who was born on this day in 1774.

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Astronomy Day

Astronomy Day 🌑

This day happens twice a year, giving us twice the chance to explore the wonders of the night sky.

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National Meteor Watch Day

National Meteor Watch Day

Meteor showers are some of the best light shows that the solar system puts on for us.

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National Yellow Pig Day

National Yellow Pig Day

Yellow Pig Day originated in the 1960s when two math students from Princeton spent a long time analysing the number 17.

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National Science Day

National Science Day

August 18th is National Science Day in Thailand, commemorating King Mongkut's prediction and observation of a total solar eclipse in 1868.

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Astronomy Day

Astronomy Day 🌑

This day happens twice a year, giving us twice the chance to explore the wonders of the night sky.

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National Fossil Day

National Fossil Day

A celebration organized by the National Park Service to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils.

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World Standards Day

World Standards Day

A day to honor those who work to bring standards and order to our lives.

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National Exascale Day

National Exascale Day

Find out the history and background to National Exascale Day

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National Mole Day

National Mole Day

October 23, denoted 10/23 in the US, is recognized by some as Mole Day. It is an informal holiday in honor of the unit among chemists.

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