World Space Week Association (WSWA) seeks proposals for “space selfies” during World Space Week, October 4-10, 2018. These will be pictures taken from space of very large WSW events. These images will be taken by Planet using its 3-meter resolution satellites. An example is the small photo at top-right, where a tiny “Hi” made by cows can be discerned. (Note the larger photo is from a drone.)
WSW 2018 Space Selfie events must meet these criteria:
- Temporary very large structure visible from space
- Formed by many people, cars, animals, tarps, blankets, etc.
- Structure should make an interesting shape, such as a word or symbol. A symbol related to space, World Space Week, or the 2018 theme is encouraged.
- Must have high contrast with the background landscape
- Size: at least 50 x 50 meters. Larger is better.
- Location: large open field
- Date: Any day(s) during October 4-10, 2018.
- Time: Approximately 1000-1100 local time
- Low likelihood of clouds
- Event must be entered in the World Space Week 2018 Calendar with complete data
- Optional: A drone could take a high-altitude photo to compare with the space photo (as in the “cow selfie” example shown above)
- Must have a media plan to promote this event
- Submit a proposal for a WSW 2018 Space Selfie here by September 1, 2018
- WSWA will seek from Planet more specific times for qualified events, and will communicate these to selected event holders.
- In any case, you should hold your event if weather permits, since Planet satellites will take a photo of virtually all locations on Earth around 1100-1200 local time every day. You can keep trying every day.
- Images should be available several days after the event.