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April Science Calendar

Support National Library Week and mark your calendar for a total lunar eclipse. 

By Elisa Neckar
Mar 26, 2014 6:30 PMNov 12, 2019 6:49 AM
Image of the U.S. at night, with cities lit - NASA
The Globe at Night project invites citizen scientists to record light pollution in their own community. (Credit: DMSP/NASA)


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April 1-6: Break out your microscope: After kicking off in late March, NanoDays continues with events across the nation exploring small-scale science, from the structure of a butterfly’s wing to how a hard drive stores information. 

April 4: Morgan Freeman narrates as viewers journey to Madagascar with Island of Lemurs, in Imax theaters today. 

April 13-19: Put your library card to use: Take home some Asimov or another sci-fi classic and support National Library Week.

April 15: Large portions of North and South America, the Pacific, New Zealand and eastern Australia are treated to a total lunar eclipse tonight. Check out more coverage from Astronomy Magazine.

April 17: A terminally ill scientist gets uploaded to a computer and goes on a power trip in Transcendence, opening today and starring Johnny Depp. 

April 18: The Disneynature film Bears premieres. It is the story of two mother bears, their cubs and their survival in the Alaskan wilderness, getting by with the … bear necessities. 

April 18: The brutal 1906 San Francisco earthquake

that happened on this day prompted the first government-commissioned investigation into earthquakes and launched seismology into the modern age.

April 20-26: Celebrate International Dark Sky Week with a star party, or take this opportunity to limit light pollution outside your own home. 

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