World Space Week

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Overview

SPACE celebrates World Space Week in October, every year with more than 500 exciting programmes through the month of October with its associated schools and enthusiasts in India to join in the largest celebration of public space event based on a specific theme. SPACE encourages everybody to celebrate World Space Week all the way up to the 3rd week of October.

Theme for the year 2018 is SPACE UNITES THE WORLD. 

This an outward facing theme that serves to inspire the population through putting the spotlight on the potential of space related activities in uniting the world, and creating relationships that extend beyond national borders. It highlights space missions that were celebrated by people all around the world like moon landing; concrete space projects that facilitate the union of two or more nations to achieve a common goal such as Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn, and big goals such as the Space X mission to Mars.

Organize any Astronomy Event: We recommended our associated schools to hold any WSW-themed activities during the month of October, and submit the report at outreach@space.com which will be then compiled bearing the school’s name and will be sent to the World Space Week team at the United Nations.

National Astrotoon Competition: SPACE India invited all to join the online National Astrotoon Competition on the theme ‘SPACE UNITES THE WORLD’. This competition is open for all the participants throughout the nation. Children from all classes are invited to join the celebration with colors, and paint their imagination on canvas. They are requested to submit their entries directly, without any prior registrations.

‘Space and Astronomy Talks – SAT’: SPACE India had organized off-beat discussions on Astronomy and Space Sciences from guests around the world and get to know the latest in the field. The sessions were conducted through Google Hangouts & Live Interactions (Seminars).

World Student’s Day: To commemorate the Birth Anniversary of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on 15th October, UN has declared this day as World Student’s Day. To celebrate this day, conduct the below mentioned activity on 15th October.

  • Satellites from Trash Competition (Model Making): This activity to be conducted for class 5th to 10th of Associated schools only. The students will design satellite using trash easily available to them at their homes.

National AstroToon Competition


SPACE India is glad to organize the annual World Space Week National AstroToon Competition for the students of primary and middle level from all over India. Entries should be submitted as the scans of the Cartoon paintings or as clicked images of the Cartoon paintings.

The World Space Week National AstroToon Competition had always been judged by an independent panel of judges. The entries will be based on the theme, i.e., ‘SPACE UNITES THE WORLD’

Registration and Submission of the paintings will start from October 4, 2018 onwards till October 15, 2018.

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(Participant must have a Gmail account to open this form)

Categories by Class:
Group I: I to III
Group II: IV to V
Group III: VI to VIII
Group IV: IX to XII

Let your imagination soar! Visualize new techniques or equipments for uniting the world, and creating relationships that extend beyond national borders in discovering new things in outer space and on Earth. The Cartoon painting can portray your imagination with its applications which can be useful for past, present and future life on Earth. In this students of our associated schools will draw a set of cartoons with a story line based on the theme.

For Rules & Regulations Click Here

Award Categories: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner in each category will be announced on the SPACE website in mid of November

Most Popular: A special category ‘Most Popular’ for the Cartoon painting that receives the maximum number of likes on Facebook, either on our official account or on the participant’s personal account, with the hashtags and tags.

Facebook: #WSW2018, #WorldSpaceWeekIndia, #worldspaceweek2018, #WorldSpaceWeek, @SPACEIndiaEdu, @WorldSpaceWeekIndia

Twitter: #SpaceIndia, #WorldSpaceWeekIndia, #worldspaceweek2018, #WSW2018, #WorldSpaceWeek, @Spacian, @WSW_INDIA

All participants will receive participation certificates by SPACE India and winners will be awarded.

SAT From Trash Competition


SPACE India is glad to organize the World Space Week SAT from Trash Competition for students at middle level from our associated schools only. Entries should be submitted in the form of photo or video featuring the model.

The World Space Week SAT from Trash Competition had always been judged by an independent panel of judges The entries are focused on popularizing the theme, i.e.,  ‘SPACE UNITES THE WORLD’

Registration and Submission of the paintings will start from October 4, 2018 onwards till October 15, 2018.

register

(Participant must have a Gmail account to open this form)

Categories by Class:
Group I:  V to VI
Group II: VII to VIII
Group III: IX to X

Get creative and design your very own satellite using the common trash available at your home. You can make a completely new design or replicate an already existing satellite.

Awaken the scientist in you!

For Rules & Regulations Click Here

Award Categories: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner in each category will be announced on the SPACE website in mid of November

Most Popular: A special category ‘Most Popular’ for the Cartoon painting that receives the maximum number of likes on Facebook, either on our official account or on the participant’s personal account, with the proper hashtags.

Facebook: #WSW2018, #WorldSpaceWeekIndia, #worldspaceweek2018, #WorldSpaceWeek, @SPACEIndiaEdu, @WorldSpaceWeekIndia

Twitter: #SpaceIndia, #WorldSpaceWeekIndia, #worldspaceweek2018, #WSW2018, #WorldSpaceWeek, @Spacian, @WSW_INDIA

All participants will receive participation certificates by SPACE India and winners will be awarded.

Organize an Event

Suggested Activities

  • Build your own Model of a Space Craft: Build your own unique combination of Space Crafts. Make for a fun day of real hands-on Rocket science and space engineering! Get “print-it-yourself” paper cutout satellite models.

    Use the links given below on each of the names, to build the Space Craft Model of your choice.

  • Explore the world with Google Earth: Use Google Earth in the classroom to take your students on a trip around the world! Just download the latest version of Google Earth and start travelling!
    • Visit the Wonders of the World
    • Visit ancient battle sites – What do they look like today?
    • Zoom in on the Pyramids, ancient Stonehenge or Cape Canaveral
    • Find your own house or school
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  • Cosmic Evening:Organize any of the mentioned activity for a grand Cosmic Evening. An easy and fun way to get together, exchange views and ideas!

    • Space or Science Fiction Themed Costume Party
    • Space or Science Fiction Themed Movie Marathon
    • Space or Science Fiction Themed ambience to take a selfie
  • Astro-cooking:Organize a space themed cook off! This event could be a cooking or baking party making “space” foods. You could make cake pops that look like planets, alien cookies (the ones that don’t turn out!) or experiment with molecular cooking to bring science into your home!
  • Geocaching Field Trips:Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. There are millions of geocaches worldwide that are waiting for you to find them.
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  • Total Moon Observation: Observe the Full Moon on October 24th. Take out your telescopes and conduct observation for your friends and neighbors!
  • Space Scavenger Hunt: Space in Your City Scavenger Hunt or Walking Tour – find the places in your city where space happens (planetarium, observatory, home or residence of famous space person or astronomer, astronomical clock, monuments, etc.)
  • Read the classic works of the Space Age: Read a sci-fi, space themed book or short story by authors. (Such as Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Aldeous Huxley, Ray Bradbury, Douglas Adams, Orson Scott Card, Robert A. Heinlein, Philip K. Dick, Larry Niven, Frank Herbert, H. G. Wells and many more!)
  • Famous Space Themed Person or Object Talk: Dress up as your favorite famous space themed person or object (ex. Sally Ride or Philae) and give a short talk about who you are and your accomplishments in School Assembly.
  • Spin off events: Discuss spin-offs from space to Earth to educate the public about how space does help in everyday life.
  • Science – Or is it fiction: Have a sci-fi to science event by talking about science fiction and how close it is – or not – to becoming science in School Assembly or classroom.
  • Meet your friends: A World Space Week meeting could be as simple as finding a cafe with an astronaut photo or Moon photo on the wall or meet for a picnic or walk under the sky!
  • Visit Science Centre and Space Exhibits: Visit science center, museum of natural history, aerospace museum or any other technically oriented Centre for Education for a space talk or a guided tour through the space exhibit.
  • Quiz Competition: Organize a WSW themed quiz competition. Get in touch with quiz organizers and team up with them to commemorate WSW with a fun, spacey quiz competition at your school.
  • Lectures: Invite special guests or subject matter specialists to lecture on topics of interest about space Discoveries, what space does for us in everyday life and other topics.
  • Conferences, Summits and Seminars: Organize a conference, a summit, symposium or seminar during the month of October. Invite special guests to speak, invite delegates, organize special subject tracks, and arrange a venue.
  • Space Facility Tours: Any space facility, ground stations, development and industry locations to open the doors to the public.
  • Educational Events: Open school days to have demonstrations and hands on science experiments for students. Have special guests visit the schools.
  • Industry Experts: Have industry experts go to schools and speak to students about their work in the space industry with demonstrations, experiments and real world applications of how science and math are necessary.
  • Star Party: Arrange a star party. Get some food, drink and a telescope on a clear starry night and you are set!
  • Planetarium: At the local planetariums have a party, lecture or event and ask the management to reduce rates or open up to the public for free that week.
  • or any further assistance, mail us at getintouch@space-india.com

Registration


For Suggested Activities

It is recommended to register your WSW event before a week of its conduction. See a list of event suggestions on the ‘Suggested Activities’ tab. On completion of the event, please submit report to make your event count. Only schools who register and submit a report will receive a WSW certificate.

Schools can register their individual event/ activity with us on the registration link given below

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Registration starts: September 27, 2018
Last date to submit the reports: October 15, 2018

For Online registration of National AstroToon and SAT from Trash Competition, kindly visit there respective Tabs.

any further assistance, mail us at getintouch@space-india.com

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Space Astronomy Talks – SAT
As part of our World Space Week activities, this year we have organized ‘Space and Astronomy Talks – SAT’. Join us on off-beat discussions on astronomy and space sciences from speakers around the world and get to know the latest in the field. The sessions will be conducted through Google Hangouts.

NO registration is required to join the online sessions. These talks are open to anyone who is interested in Astronomy. All you need is a Google Plus and click on the link provided.

STAY TUNED FOR MORE UPDATES ON SCHEDULED TALKS!

Achievements


2017
Inter-School AstroToon Competition Winners

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Winners will be felicitated at the SPACE Annual Meet 2017.
Congratulations to the winners!

SPACE has been very active in WSW:

  • Winners of Online Inter-School Painting Competition 2016
  • SPACE schools have conducted a large number of events for WSW
  • 1000+ events done by SPACE schools over the years
  • About 80% of events reported from India are by SPACE
  • SPACE Foundation President Mr. CB Devgun is National Coordinator

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Media

SPACE India is active on many social media platforms, like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Google+. Please follow SPACE India on these channels!

  • Plan your WSW Event between October 4-10
  • Register your event on the Link
  • Use the WSW India poster to publicize your event.
  • Use social media before, during and after the event:
  • Twitter handle @WSW_INDIA, hashtags: #SpaceIndia, #WorldSpaceWeekIndia, #worldspaceweek2018, #WSW2018, #WorldSpaceWeek, @Spacian, @WSW_INDIA
  • Facebook: World Space Week India, hashtags: #WSW2018, #WorldSpaceWeekIndia, #worldspaceweek2018, #WorldSpaceWeek, @SPACEIndiaEdu, @WorldSpaceWeekIndia
  • Instagram: space_india , hashtags: #WSW2018 #worldspaceweek #worldspaceweek2018 #SPACEIndia
  • Hold the event!
  • Report back the results of the event on outreach@space-india.com.