World Space Week

Since its United Nations declaration in 1999, World Space Week has grown into the largest public space event on Earth. More than 1,800 events in 73 countries celebrated the benefits of space and excitement about space exploration in 2015. With our new Theme “Remote Sensing – Enabling Our Future” we aim to inspire even more events around the world in October 2016.

“The General Assembly declares 4 to 10 October World Space Week to celebrate each year at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition”

UN General Assembly resolution, 6 December 1999

World Space Week 2016 Poster

We are pleased to announce the release of the official poster for World Space Week 2016. The poster has been designed by Mr. Filip Glogoški, a 17-year old artist from Croatia. Filip is a student of the School of Applied Arts and Design in Osijek, Croatia. He worked under the supervision of his mentor, Professor Josip Kaniža, to create the poster under the 2016 theme “Remote Sensing: Enabling Our Future”. The poster captures the role that remote sensing plays in illuminating our understanding of the planet and in helping us live in a sustainable manner. Thanks to our 2016 Poster Sponsors, FedEx Space Solutions and Inmarsat, the official poster will be printed and made available to event organizers through the national coordinator in each country. You can find your national coordinator in this list. For more information on the theme for WSW2016, please read this article. The final version of the poster will be made available for download soon on the...

World Space Week at Space Symposium 2016

World Space Week will be a visible topic at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, April 10-14: Sunday 6-9 pm  — World Space Week Association cosponsors Yuri’s Night at the Space Foundation’s Discovery Center. Monday 3-430 pm — Introductory Meeting about World Space Week with a focus on USA participation in the Donald Ross Room at the Broadmoor Hotel.  Open to Symposium attendees.  RSVP requested. Monday 630 pm — Opening Ceremony with a special announcement about World Space Week by the Space Foundation. Throughout the Week — World Space Week representatives are available for one-on-one meetings: WSWA President Dennis Stone WSWA Executive Director Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty WSW USA National Coordinator Allegra Searle-Lebel WSWA Washington Representative Angela Peura Space Symposium is the largest space conference on Earth.  It is organized annually by Space Foundation, a global partner of World Space Week Association and a strong participant in World Space Week each year.   For information on attending Space Symposium, click here.  We hope to see you...

WSW2016 Theme

There are many vantage points upon which to view the challenges of our times. But, that from space can help us to observe, overcome and manage the effects of our growing collective impacts. Therefore, World Space Week Association is pleased to announce the theme for 2016: “Remote Sensing: Enabling Our Future” which celebrates Earth Observation from Space for the betterment of the human race. Space systems play a key role in our ability to monitor the environment, conduct scientific research, better predict the weather, increase agriculture yields, support disaster prevention and management, peace keeping, and several other application areas. Classic Earth observations systems such as the U.S. Landsat system were largely developed by government actors. But more and more satellites are being launched and data being obtained by giants like DigitalGlobe, or unique new players stimulated by the smallsat revolution and the increased demand for Earth Observation data from public entities and private companies, such as Google, Inc., for its use in mapping and location based services. This rising commercial use of Earth Observation imagery and data is expected to stimulate the market growth and revolutionize how powerful tools and data enhance lives and enable a future that we can impact...

World Space Week 2015 Event Numbers at a Record High

February 8th, 2016 World Space Week, declared by the United Nations as October 4-10 annually, witnessed a record celebration in 2015. A total of 1,877 events were held that week in 73 countries, according to World Space Week Association. It passed the previous milestone of nearly 1600 events organized for World Space Week 2014. The theme for 2015, “Discovery,” highlighted the current era of deep space discovery. Events held during World Space Week 2015 highlighted how much humankind has learned about the universe over the last decade. Students and adults alike learned about the spacecraft from many nations which have explored the planets, asteroids, moons, comets, the Sun and even interstellar space. Major highlights of World Space Week 2015 include special screenings of “The Martian,” performance of the Skylight Space Opera across 32 nations, and special celebrations at International Astronautical Congress in Israel, CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory in Ireland, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in India, ESTEC and Universe Awareness in Netherlands, Airbus Defence & Space in France and Spain, the Mexican Space Agency, and the Chinese Society of Astronautics. The 10 countries with the largest number of reported World Space Week events were Pakistan (303 events), France (185), Spain (170), India (151), Saudi Arabia (128), United Kingdom (113), Germany (109), Romania (108), Brazil (102), and the United States (72), according to Goran Nikolasevic, Operations Manager for the Association. “World Space Week has inspired and educated hundreds of thousands on space exploration and technology for yet another year. World Space Week Association congratulates all participants, volunteers, coordinators, sponsors, and partners for this record-breaking year”, remarked Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty of World Space Week Association. About World Space Week The largest space event on Earth, UN-declared World Space Week (WSW) is celebrated October...

World Space Week 2016

“Remote Sensing – Enabling Our Future”


Each year, the World Space Week Association (WSWA) selects a theme for the upcoming World Space Week (WSW) to provide a focus for the activities and events that take place throughout the world, during 4-10 October. WSWA is pleased to announce the theme for 2016: “Remote Sensing: Enabling Our Future,” an inward looking theme which celebrates Earth Observation from Space for the betterment of the human race. It means to highlight a host of classic Earth Observation missions such as the U.S. Landsat mission, the work of intergovernmental groups such as GEOSS Group on Earth Observations and emphasizes applications such as environment and agriculture monitoring, land use mapping and new uses such as location based services. Last year’s theme, “Discovery” celebrated the exciting discoveries in space, teaching us a lot about our origins and our future. According to Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty, Executive Director, “The focus this year of the benefits of remote sensing is very timely because the rising use of imagery and data is expected to stimulate market growth and revolutionize how powerful tools and data enhance lives and enable a future that we can impact positively.” We are convinced that this exciting theme will help inspire event organizers to set up wonderful events at schools, universities, science centers, planetaria, astronomy clubs, companies and museums, making World Space Week 2016 the biggest ever, remarked Goran Nikolasevic, Operations manager!



World Space Week 2015 Events

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