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2019 World Space Week Highlights

2019 World Space Week Highlights

The Highlights section showcases some of the creative, innovative and popular events that brought people together to celebrate space.

Over 7,000 WSW 2019 events reported so far. Congratulations to all WSW 2019 participants and coordinators for this historic achievement!

  • Cruise liner Cunard conducted its annual Transatlantic Space Week aboard its flagship Queen Mary 2, as it voyaged from Southampton to New York from Sep 26 to Oct 4, 2019. The journey featured a variety of space-themed experiences, including talks from distinguished space explorers and astronomers.
  • ESA hosted its Open Day on October 06 at ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. With the theme of ‘ESA to the Moon’, guests included 2 Apollo astronauts and an ESA astronaut.
  • This year, World Space Week aligned with International Observe the Moon Night celebrated on October 5 2019. It is an international celebration of lunar and planetary science, celestial observation, and the cultural and personal connections we have with our Moon.
  • In Mexico, the National opening ceremony for World Space Week was held at the H. Escuela Naval Militar in Veracruz state, on October 04. It was attended by the State Governor, WSWA Board Chairman Dr. Javier Mendieta, Navy officers and others. At the closing ceremony, the state’s Juvenile Symphonic Ochestra played “Space” related music. 
  • Space Week Ireland organized a number of events including a Space Careers Roadshow, Industry Day, ESERO Space Education Conference.
  • 1st Women on the Moon 2019 Essay Contest organized by International Lunar Observatory Association and Moon Village Association.
  • Adria Space Conference was held in Zagreb, Croatia on October 4 to foster and strengthen regional cooperation in research and development of space science and technologies.
  • Numerous events were held in the United Kingdom, such as astronaut appearances, New Scientist Live, London Space Network, National Space Centre in Leicester, workshops, lectures, planetarium shows, and more
  • World Space Week Netherlands and World AI Summit hosted an event on ‘Breaking the boundaries of space with AI‘ on Oct 9 in Amsterdam.
  • SPACE Chennai  in India conducted a series of public lunar telescopic observations for different groups – underprivileged Kids, old age homes, women shelters, rural schools
  • Springer featured selected space related content from its books, available for free until October 18.
  • The International Museum of Art & Science in the United States hosted a number of activities, from Family Night to planetarium activities to Girl Scouts Space Science Badge workshops.
  • StarTalk Radio celebrated World Space Week with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Matt Kirshen, and Charles Liu answering fan-submitted Cosmic Queries
  • UNOOSA celebrated #WSW2019 by offering a special dish inspired by the astronaut menu on the International Space Station every day at UN Vienna.
  • Space Resources Week was held in Luxemborg from 7-11 Oct, including a professional course, workshop, talks, documetary screening.
  • European Space Talks continued to host events during World Space Week in various countries.
  • In Chile, Diego Portales School in collaboration with Chilean Air Force hosted the closing ceremony of World Space Week 2019. The event was streamed online to 50 schools in the country.
  • RS&H Engineering in the United States featured profiles of some of its projects that will help serve NASA on the next frontier, from modifying the Vehicle Assembly Building to designing asteroid curation labs.
  • Several events in India were organized by SPACE India- national astrotoon competition, lectures, public observations, Sat from Trash competition and more.
  • Space Science Days by Russian Academy of Sciences and Roscosmos State Corporation hosted ”Road to Space. First all-Russian Space Education Conference’ in Russia .
  • DLR Raumfahrt science show was brought on stage in numerous cities all over Germany inviting kids and youngsters to join the fascination of space.
  • World Space Week Association, Planetary Society, IAC Yuri’s Night, Celestron, MOVA Globes, and the space community came together to celebrate World Space Week by answering the question “What space means to you?”
  • Several events in Malta such as the WSW Schools’ Exhibition, STEM4Schools program, special planetarium shows and hands-on workshops.
  • To celebrate WSW, Samsung launched a handful of new space themed wallpapers for the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S10 series.
  • Special articles published for WSW highlighting the best of space missions and news in 2019.
  • III Paraguayan Space Conference gathered representatives from Space Agencies, International Organizations, Industry, universities to discuss the role of the Universities in the Research and Develpoment of Space Science and Technologies.
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