Calendar

(primary source: Chase’s Calendar of Events) – Also see the Events checklist

  • Thursday, August 17

    • Get Smart About Credit Day
    • Non Profit Day
    • Thrift Shop Day
  • Ongoing:

  • Friday & beyond:

    • Aug 18 Fri: Mail Order Catalog Day
    • Aug 18 Fri: Serendipity Day
    • Aug 19 Sat: Aviation Day – #NationalAviationDay
    • Aug 19 Sat: Bow Day
    • Aug 19 Sat: Break the Monotony Day
    • Aug 19 Sat: Geo-Caching Day
    • Aug 19 Sat: Homeless Animals Day
    • Aug 19 Sat: Honey Bee Day
    • Aug 19 Sat: Humanitarian Day – #WorldHumanitarianDay
    • Aug 19 Sat: Orangutan Day
    • Aug 19 Sat: Photo/Photography Day – #WorldPhotoDay
    • Aug 20 Sun: Mosquito Day
    • Aug 20 Sun: Radio Day
    • Aug 21 Mon: Poet’s Day
    • Aug 21 Mon: Senior Citizens Day
    • Aug 21 Total solar eclipse – don’t look directly at the sun! – more info: avoid eclipse blindness, ensure eclipse glasses are safe (you shouldn’t be able to see things other than the sun thru them), fake eclipse glasses, timeanddate.com, USAToday.com, how to photograph a solar eclipse, expected weather for Aug 21, where clouds could ruin your view, logistics of traveling to view the eclipse, eclipse times, viewing the eclipse remotely
    • Sep 4 Labor Day (U.S.) – federal holiday
    • 2018 Feb 4: Super Bowl LII (52) – Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • 2018 Feb 8-25: Winter Olympic Games – Pyeongchang, South Korea
    • 2018 Jun 14 to Jul 15: Men’s World Cup – in Russia
    • 2018 (late): NASA plans to conduct the first launch of its largest rocket yet, the Space Launch System, designed to carry the Orion capsule – SpaceDaily.com
    • 2018 (late): James Webb Space Telescope scheduled to be launched by an unmanned rocket to replace Hubble Space Telescope – originally scheduled to be launched in 2014 – spie.orgextremetech.comspace.com
    • 2019: Super Bowl LIII (53) – Atlanta, Georgia
    • 2020: International Space Station reaches end of service life but could be extended to 2028
    • 2020: Super Bowl LIV (54) – South Florida
    • 2020: Summer Olympic Games – Tokyo, Japan
    • 2021: NASA plans to conduct the first manned launch of the Orion capsule atop the Space Launch System – NBCNews.com
    • 2021: Super Bowl LV (55) – Los Angeles, California
    • 2022: Men’s World Cup – scheduled to be held in Qatar Nov-Dec but there’s a chance it will be moved to a different host if an investigation finds evidence of bribery
    • 2022: Winter Olympic Games – Beijing, China
    • 2024: Summer Olympic Games – Paris, France
    • 2026: Winter Olympic Games – host city is expected to be announced Oct 2019 – the following cities are considering bidding to host: Patagonia, Argentina; Innsbruck, Austria; Calgary, Canada; Sapporo, Japan; Almaty, Kazakhstan; Sion, Switzerland; Erzurum, Turkey
    • 2028: Summer Olympic Games – Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
    • 2029: Apr 13: Asteroid Apophis expected to pass about 18,300 miles from Earth with practically no chance of hitting Earth – the 885-foot long object is expected to pass even closer to Earth in 2036 – examiner.com
    • 2032: Asteroid 2013 TV135 expected to pass near Earth – as of October 2013, NASA is 99.998% sure it won’t hit Earth (a 1 in 63,000 chance it will hit Earth) – CNN.com
    • 2036: Apr 13: Asteroid Apophis expected to pass close to Earth – in Oct 2009, NASA estimated the chances of the 885-foot long object hitting Earth at 1 in 250,000 – scientists had earlier estimated chances at 1 in 45,000 – examiner.com
    • 2040: Feb: Asteroid 2011 AG5 expected to pass close to Earth – cnn.com
    • 2061: Halley’s Comet next expected to be visible from Earth
    • 2106: Asteroid expected to pass close to Earth
    • 2170: The 1999 RQ36 asteroid has an estimated 1-in-1,800 chance of hitting Earth – msnbc.msn.com
    • 2182: The 1999 RQ36 asteroid has an estimated 1-in-1,000 chance of hitting Earth – msnbc.msn.com

Special observations, etc. for months:

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