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Event ID:  9582
Contact Name:  Alemiye Mamo
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Organization:  Entoto Observatory & Research Center
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Dates:  17th October 2015 to 17th October 2015
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Type:  Public
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Country:  Ethiopia
City:  Addis Ababa
Event Name:  World Space Week 2015 celebration
Event Description:  The World Space Week 2015 will be celebrated in a half dsay program at Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAIT), 5 kilo and the program contains presentation on the worlds space week theme about Space discoveries followed by poster and photo exhibitions
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Report on the Results:  World space week 2015 in Ethiopia was celebrated colorfully at Addis Ababa City on 17th of October 2015 with the theme of 'Discovery'. It was organized by Entoto Observatory and Research center(EORC) in collaboration with Ethiopian Space Science Society (ESSS). Since its declaration by UN-General assembly in 1999, WSW has been celebrated worldwide annually through space education and outreach events around the world. In Ethiopia World Space week 2015 is celebrated for fourth time. The event was celebrated by a half day program at Addis Ababa Institute of Technology(AAIT) hall at 5kilo. The program consists of welcome speeches and scientific presentation followed by poster exhibition and interactive space movie related with the theme of world Space Week 'Discovery'. A total of 250 participants were gathered in the event among these 200 were school students who came from eight different schools such as Cruise, Nigat Kokeb, Ethioparent, Abunegorgorious, Ethio National ,Menilik Preparatory, Medhanialem Preparatory and Lideta Cathedral Catholic Schools and the rest from AAIT , EORC , ESSS and individually. The celebration was magnificent which show case the talents and innovative ideas of the students specifically Zemichael Damtew, who presented the building of new rocket ships to the deep space with its full computer simulation. Such celebrations and other educational conferences organized by EORC & ESSS have shown that there are a number of students with amazing talents and potential which the country should be proud . Different governmental and non-governmental stakeholder should give emphasis and support such outreach activities since it is the source where the next Einstein will be created.
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