Guess what day it is in India. That’s right, it’s National Science Day! You can check out their Facebook page to see some of the events going on, and Wikipedia has a brief explanation here. Did you know it not only showcases current science, but honors Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman’s discovery of the Raman effect? To which I, as an ordained minister of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, can only say, “R’amen!” Of course. Happy National Science Day, India!
Then, March 8th is International Women’s Day. And I had a brainwave: why not have a Women in the Geosciences Week? We can haz! Here at ETEV, I’ll be reprising our Pioneering Women in the Geosciences series. At Rosetta Stones, I’ll be introducing you to very many awesome women of the geoblogosphere. And on March 8th, thee shall have a brand new Pioneering Woman post.
Today, let’s celebrate science together! Tell me your favorite branch(es) of science in the comments (it’s geology, right?). Is there a particular scientist who got you interested in science? Was there an even or a discovery that hooked you?
Here’s another way to celebrate: donate to a science classroom so that our next generation of scientists has the materials they need to explore.