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. Cruise liner Cunard will conduct its annual Transatlantic Space Week aboard its flagship Queen Mary 2, as it voyages from Southampton to New York from Sep 26 to Oct 4, 2019. The journey will feature a variety of space-themed experiences, including talks from distinguished space explorers and astronomers. ESA will host its Open Day on October 06 at ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. With the theme of ‘ESA to the Moon’, guests include 2 Apollo astronauts and an ESA astronaut. This year, World Space Week aligns 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. Register your World Space Week event as part of International Observe the Moon Night. In Mexico, the National opening ceremony for World Space Week will be held at the H. Escuela Naval Militar in Veracruz state, on October 04. It will be 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 will play “Space” related music.  Space Week Ireland will be organizing 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. Open to all women 21 years of age or older (by 25 February 2019) from any country. Deadline is 10...

Lunar Theme Announced for World Space Week 2019

The theme of World Space Week 2019, “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars,” was announced today by World Space Week Association (WSWA). “Next year will be the 50th anniversary of humankind’s first footprints on the Moon,” said WSWA President Dennis Stone.  “Today, space agencies across the world plan lunar missions. The Moon is thus the logical choice for the focus of World Space Week 2019,” he said. UN-declared World Space Week, October 4-10 every year, is celebrated globally with thousands of activities.  World Space Week 2017 had over 3,700 events in 80 nations, according to the Association. In 2018, the World Space Week theme will be “Space Unites the World.” The theme is decided by the WSWA Board of Directors, chaired by Dr. Francisco Javier Mendieta, Director General of the Mexican Space Agency. “2019 will be the 20th celebration of World Space Week,” Stone said. About World Space Week The largest space event on Earth, UN-declared World Space Week is celebrated October 4-10 annually. It is an international celebration of the contribution of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition. World Space Week consists of a myriad of space-related events held by space agencies, aerospace companies, schools, planetaria, museums, and astronomy clubs in a common timeframe to achieve greater student and public impact through synchronization. About World Space Week Association World Space Week Association is an international non-government organization and was incorporated as an IRS-approved 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization in the United States in 1982.  It is led by an esteemed Board of Directors comprised of global space leaders and other dignitaries, an executive team...
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