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 Breaks Records!

World Space Week 2016 was, by far, the largest space celebration in history.   We estimate that the total number of events will exceed 2,400 in over 80 nations.   This compares to about 1,900 events in 73 nations in 2015.   There were over 1,300 organizations participating.  Reports are still coming in. There are many ways to explore the results of the global WSW 2016 celebration: View global highlights Browse the new nation pages Click on a world map of event locations Search for #worldspaceweek and #wsw2016 on Twitter See posts on the WSW Facebook page Congratulations to all, including the many participating organizations, national coordinators, and World Space Week Association volunteers and staff, sponsors, and partners.  ...

The World Celebrates World Space Week with Over 1000 Registered Events

Find One Near You, Today! Houston, 6th October 2016 – You don’t have to be a rocket scientist or know an astronaut to be part of the global celebration of space taking place this week, October 4-10. “The UN declared in 1999 that everybody should celebrate the benefits of space technology during this week designated World Space Week,” said Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty, Executive Director of World Space Week Association (WSWA). To kick off activities on Tuesday, October 4th, World Space Week Sponsor Lockheed Martin launched a live virtual field trip and prepared teacher guides to teach kids about deep space exploration. On the other side of the world, Chief Minister of Kerala inaugurated the World Space Week program of the Indian Space Agency and at Alton Towers theme park Apollo Astronaut Al Worden launched the week’s activities in the UK which includes workshops, and interplanetary tours. With over 1000 registered World Space Week events in 79 countries, professionals, students, and enthusiasts are invited to join nearby events that are in the World Space Week Events Calendar or register their own event, big or small. It’s not too late to participate in this global celebration, its only day 3! “With our online resource guides for teachers, as well as our posters and other branding material, event organizers can find unique ways to bring the benefits of space to participants in their local environment,” said Timiebi. Some of the global highlights include activities that have been successful for several years, such as the Airbus Space and Defense employee visits to schools in France, Germany and the UK. But others are new this...

World Space Week in emerging space nations

As we gear up for the 2016 edition of World Space Week, the association is promoting WSW at this year’s International Astronautical Congress (IAC), the world’s premier space event. The 67th IAC is hosted in Mexico, a country that has been a tremendous promoter of World Space Week in recent years. The Mexican Space Agency or Agencia Espacial Mexicana (AEM), formally established in 2010, has been coordinating World Space Week in the country for the last four years. The AEM chose World Space Week for creating awareness of space, in order to take advantage of the international exposure, UN endorsement, and WSW’s flexible format. From 7000 participants spread across 10 states in 2013, WSW in Mexico grew to almost 112,000 participants across 22 states in 2015. Run on very small budgets, AEM has reached close to 200,000 individuals in all parts of Mexico through World Space Week. In 2015, a total of 172 events were reported, conducted at universities, schools and other institutions. World Space Week can thus be a great framework for countries and agencies to foster and promote space and its benefits for...

2016 Event Highlights

The following are some of the highlight events planned for World Space Week 2016 Lockheed Martin in United States of America will be holding a WSW Virtual Field Trip Event on October 4th, 2016 in Colorado Science Foundation & ESERO Ireland will be organising Moon workshops and Space up Ireland from 3 – 8 October. The Museum of Science & Industry, Florida will on October 8, 2016 host an “Afternoon with NASA Astronaut Story Musgrave” answering question from his 27-day Extra Vehicular Activity in space Space lecture will be organising an event in Pontefract – England where twins and Astronauts Scott & Mark Kelly will share their one year in Space experience on the 7th & 8th of October 2016 To commemorate WSW 2016, IMAX will be showing space-themed blockbusters and documentaries between October 14 – 20 at several AMC IMAX locations in United States of America  EORC, Ethiopia in collaboration with MOST is planning to celebrate a day of activity to commemorate World Space Week on October 6 IIITDM Kancheepuram, India and ISRO are organising a 2-day event to celebrate WSW Armagh Planetarium will hold a Digital theatre show on the 4th of October to celebrate WSW 2016 in North Ireland Brazil plans a truly nationwide World Space Week celebration with 159 events including Astrophotography and several public astronomy public sessions. Hundreds of Astrium employees will speak to schools this week in France, Germany, and the UK. Teachers globally will use space during World Space Week to inspire children to...

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 2016 Events

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