Douglas Adams “Towel Day” @ Perth Observatory
Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute to the author Douglas Adams by his fans. On this day, fans openly carry a towel with them, as described in Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy or share their folded animal towels to demonstrate their appreciation for the books and the author.
The importance of the towel was introduced in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy original radio series in 1978.
So on the night of the 25th of May, bring your towel and come experience our amazing night sky through our wide range of telescopes at our sky viewing nights. Our volunteers will take you on a grand tour of the Southern Hemisphere’s sky with a wide range of targets including Nebulas, planets, dying stars, and enormous star clusters.
Don’t forget your towel – you’ll need it in case someone recites some Vogon poetry!