World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year from October 4-10. These dates commemorate two events:
- October 4, 1957: Launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, thus opening the way for space exploration
- October 10, 1967: The signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activites of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.
As explained on the “How to organize a World Space Week event” pages, really any activity related to space or astronomy in the 4-10 October timeframe will count as a World Space Week event. It can be a small private activity at your local school, a lecture evening at your company, a special exhibition at your science center, museum, church, school or community center, a radio, TV or online event or a large scale public event at a national stadium. As long as it:
- Happens around World Space Week (4-10 October). Please note that longer events are fine too.
- Is related to space, astronomy, sci-fi, rocket science or space-related science or technology
- Is in our database!
There are already a number of events registered, check out what other folks around the world are doing: http://www.worldspaceweek.org/events/event-list/
To register an event, go to http://www.worldspaceweek.org/events/add-event/ .
The Canadian Space Society is the National Coordinator for all WSW events, so don’t forget to let us know about your event at [email protected] so we can help you publicize it!