SES CEO Steve Collar Recognizes WSWA Sponsors March 11 in Washington

SES CEO Steve Collar Recognizes WSWA Sponsors March 11 in Washington

(Houston January 17, 2020) — Steve Collar, SES CEO and Honorary Chair of World Space Week 2020, will recognize World Space Week Association supporters on March 11 at the Satellite 2020 conference in Washington.  The awards event will take place 12:00 – 12:30 in the Unveiled Theatre in the Walter E. Washington Exhibition Center.  The event is open to all conference attendees. Lockheed Martin, United Launch Alliance, Northrop Grumman, Elon Musk Foundation, and Thales Alenia Space are among those Mr. Collar will recognize for their support.    UN-declared World Space Week, October 4-10 annually, will focus this year on the broad benefits of satellites to humanity.  Last year, World Space Week was celebrated with over 7,000 events for students and the public in over 90 nations.  Funds will be used to promote the satellite industry and the many ways satellites improve life on Earth during World Space Week 2020.  For further information on sponsorship, please contact Mariam Naseem, World Space Week Association Vice President-Development, mnaseem@worldspaceweek.org.   For information on attending Satellite 2020, the world’s largest satellite conference March 9-12 in Washington, please visit https://www.satshow.com/. 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, astronomy clubs, and others in a common time frame to achieve greater student and public impact through synchronization. In 2019, it was celebrated in over 90 nations with well over...

WSWA Seeks Part-time Bookkeeper/Office Manager

World Space Week Association (WSWA) seeks an Office Manager to help support the Executive Director and Global Team in their endeavors in leading the largest space event on Earth. Office Manager will be a contractor, expected to work part time with a starting stipend of 450 USD per month. The position can be performed from anywhere in the world. The position has a three-month trial period. Expected start date is January 2020. About the position: Office Manager is expected to support the Executive Director and the Global Team. Main responsibilities of the Office Manager are: – Bookkeeping. Experience with Quickbooks is required. – Producing monthly financial reports. – Managing and tracking WSWA’s fundraising efforts. Experience with Salesforce is a plus. – Printing and shipping materials worldwide. – Assistance with travel arrangements of the WSWA leadership. – Updating the website. Experience with WordPress is desired. – Other administrative tasks. Additional criteria: – Should have experience and knowledge of working with G Suite. – Should have excellent command of English language. – Should be able to work flexible hours. – MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) proficiency is required. – Provides own computer and access to internet. – Fast response times in email and other forms of communication are desired. – Must have strong organizational skills. To apply, please send your c.v. with a cover letter addressing your qualifications to Maruška Strah, Executive Director, World Space Week Association, mstrah @...

Board of Directors Meeting

                Agenda World Space Week Association Board of Directors meeting 0900-1100 24 October 2019 International Astronautical Congress Room 149A Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC, USA 1) Call to Order and Introductions  2) Secretary Report  a) Minutes of the previous meeting b) Next Meeting 3) Treasurer Report 4) Nominating Committee Report 5) Executive Committee Report  a) Executive Director Report b) Officers’ individual reports  6) Bylaws Amendment 7) Other Business  a) 2020 Theme b) Other  8) Closing Remarks and...
Moon Village Association Survey about Moon Exploration

Moon Village Association Survey about Moon Exploration

In 2019, humankind celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and of the first human step on the Moon. A revival of interest for the exploration of the Moon is also observed in the major space faring nations. This year, the theme of World Space Week is “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars”. In the frame of a partnership between the Moon Village Association and the World Space Week Association, a survey about Moon exploration was prepared. This survey will be the first, on a global scale, about the Moon Exploration and Settlement and the results will be presented at the UN in February 2020. Your participation is very important, as we would like to hear from YOU. What are your thoughts about going back to the Moon? The survey is available in different languages and for adults as well as for kids (10-18). Feel free to share on social media! Chinese (中文):                  成年人          孩子 English:                               Adults           Kids Francais (French):            Adultes          Enfants Italian (Italiano):               Adulti           Bambini Portuguese (Português):  Adultos        Crianças Russian (русский):          Взрослые     Дети Ukrainian (українська):   дорослі         дітки   Read the short essay Next Stop: The Moon to find out what our Partner Moon Village Association (MVA) thinks about going back to the Moon. To learn even more, please have a look at this presentation and this...
World Space Week, Biggest Space Event on Earth, Grew 45% in 2018

World Space Week, Biggest Space Event on Earth, Grew 45% in 2018

The annual World Space Week celebration each October 4-10 continues to break records, with a reported 5,422 events in 86 countries last year, it was announced today. “World Space Week 2018 had 45% more events than the previous year,” said Dennis Stone, President of World Space Week Association.  “We saw growing participation in Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and India, as well as across Europe and the United States,” he said. The World Space Week 2018 Annual Report was released today for presentation at the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space meeting now in Vienna, Austria.   “World Space Week showcases the importance of space and provides an opportunity to everyone to have their voice heard, no matter the age, gender or nationality,” said Maruška Strah, World Space Week Association’s Executive Director. Highlights of World Space Week 2018 included nationwide activities in Saudi schools, nationwide celebrations across Pakistan, and a rich diversity of events in such countries as Croatia, Syria, Ethiopia, Ireland, Nigeria, Romania, and Thailand, all celebrating the theme “Space Unites the World,” according to the Association. This coming October 4-10, World Space Week 2019 will celebrate “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars” in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first human landing on the Moon and the importance of our nearest celestial neighbor in future space plans, the Association reported. 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...

WSWA seeks Grants Proposal Manager

World Space Week Association (WSWA) is seeking a Grants Proposal Manager, to assist with funding of the largest space celebration on Earth.  The position of the Grant Proposal Manager will be a part time, voluntary position. The position can be performed from anywhere in the world.   The application deadline is December 10, 2018.  Below is more information. To apply, please send your CV a list of relevant experiences and a cover letter to Ms. Maruška Strah to mstrah@worldspaceweek.org. Short listed candidates will be contacted in the mid December. Position Description and Qualifications Grants Proposal Manager should be able to identify relevant grants and funding opportunities and be able to write successful proposals in accordance with the funder’s requirements. Experience with successful applications for grants and funding opportunities is required. Term The term is two years, approximately January 2019 to January 2021 and can be extended, if both parties agree. Compensation Position is voluntary.  Based on performance and financial success, compensation will be...
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