World Space Week (WSW) is an important international event celebrated since 1999, according to a United Nations (UN) resolution. The week long celebrations held from October 4 to 10 of every year, commemorate two milestones in Space exploration; 4th October marking the launch of the first man- made satellite, Sputnik-1 in 1957 and 10th October marking the day on which the UN declaration for peaceful uses of outer Space came into force in 1967.

SPACE celebrates World Space Week in October, every year:

SPACE celebrates World Space Week in October, every year with many exciting programmes throughout 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

Every year, World Space Week Association selects a theme as a guidance for celebration. Our 2021 World Space Week is dedicated to satellites and their broad benefits under the theme “Women in Space”. This year's theme will promote women empowerment and will be dedicated to every woman who achieved success in the field of Astronomy and Space Science. This theme will also encourage the young girls or women to show their capabilities and talent to the world..

Indeed, satellites are more important and accessible than ever.Miniaturization and lower launch costs have made satellites available to schools. Companies are developing constellations of small satellites to make the Internet available to everyone in the world. Satellites are so ubiquitous in our lives that we often take them for granted. Imagine the world without GPS navigation, enabled of course by satellites.

Organize any Astronomy Event: We recommended to hold any WSW-themed activities during the month of October, and submit the report to the SPACE on [email protected] which will be then compiled bearing the name and sent to the World Space Week team at the UN.

National Astrotoon Competition: SPACE invited all to join the online Inter-School Astrotoon Competition on the theme WOMEN IN SPACE. This competition is organized for. Everyone from various age groups are invited to join in 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 has 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)

Satellites from Trash Competition (Model Making): This activity to be conducted for class 6th to 8th of Associated schools only. In this activity, we will provide the trash to students (napkin paper, empty bottles, straws, ice cream sticks etc.) and students have to make a model of satellite from it.

SPACE organise numerous activities for the participants during the biggest space event in a year. These activities offers great opportunity for every participant to enhance their skills and interest in space science and Astronomy.

    Astrotoon Competition: SPACE invites entries for the annual WSW “National Astrotoon Competition” on the theme “Women in Space” announced by World Space Week for Space enthusiasts. Participants can make cartoons related to Women in Space, Space personalities, Space, Comets and asteroids, and participate in a friendly competition.:

    1. Category 1: Class 1st to 2nd (Only one cartoon panel on A-4 Sheet)
    2. Category 2: Class 3rd to 5th (Only one cartoon panel on A-4 Sheet)
    3. Category 3: Class 6th to 8th (Storyline Cartoons strip of 4 to 6 cartoon images on A-3 Sheet)
    4. Category 4: Class 9th to 12th (Storyline Cartoons strip of 4 to 6 cartoon images on A-3 Sheet)
    5. Category 5: Adults (Storyline Cartoons strip of 4 to 6 cartoon images on A-3 Sheet)

    Theme: Women in Space

    WSW To Celebrate the Contribution of Women in Space in 2021. WSW aims to identify the hurdles and obstacles that women are facing when entering space related careers and contribute to discussions on how we can overcome these challenges. We are mindful of women from different backgrounds and from different regions facing different issues, and we are aiming to shed light on this difference

    Registration    

    It will start from 4th October 2021 till 20th October 2021.

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SPACE India invites entries for the “SAT from the Trash Competition” celebrated under World Space Week 2021 for students of classes 3rd to 12th. Under this Event, students will make satellites using trash easily available around them and participate in a friendly competition.

  • About the Competition
  • Participants will prepare a model of a satellite from trash, where trash stands for any in-expensive, discarded material with no utility. Note: Use of any kind of batteries, electronic and electrical gadgets are prohibited. The competition is open only for the students who are associated with SPACE related programs.

  • Theme: Women in Space
  • WSW To Celebrate the Contribution of Women in Space in 2021. WSW aims to identify the hurdles and obstacles that women are facing when entering space related careers and contribute to discussions on how we can overcome these challenges. We are mindful of women from different backgrounds and from different regions facing different issues, and we are aiming to shed light on this difference.

  • Categories:
  • Category 1: 3rd-5th

    Category 2: 6th-8th

    Category 3: 9th-12th

    Category 4: Adults

  • Time duration:
  • The duration of the video while making the satellite can vary from 1 minutes to a maximum of 2 min.

  • Registration:
  • register .It will start from 4th October 2021 till 20th October 2021. Note: Participants have to upload the video on the registration link.

  • For technical information about parts of a satellite, refer the below links:
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  • Materials to be used / not to be used in the satellite model:
  • S.No To be used Not to be used
    1 Ice cream sticks Corks
    2 Aluminum Foils Scissors
    3 Toothpicks Blades
    4 Tissue papers Knives
    5 Empty plastic bottles Electronic Gadgets
    6 Straws Motors
    7 Matchboxes Electrical Gadgets
    8 Empty unused small boxes Lights
    9 News Papers Batteries
    10 - Any other object which is flammable or sharp

    Note

    • You can use any kind of color or other decorating material to decorate your satellite.
    • You can use any kind of binding agent or glue to make your satellite.
    • Scissors and Cutters are allowed only for cutting purposes.

  • To be kept in mind during model making:

    1. The model should not be a working model.
    2. The model should contain all the essential parts of a satellite.
    3. The students should be able to explain the model, its parts and its purpose. They have room for creativity and originality too.
    4. The satellite model should have a relevant name.
    5. The model should not exceed the dimension of 1ft X 1ft X 1ft.
    6. Replica models of famous satellites are also acceptable.

  • Judging Parameters:
  • The models will be judged on the following parameters.

    1. Essential Parts of a satellite
    2. Creativity
    3. Presentation of mode
    4. Explanation about the satellite model

Photographs of satellite models as examples:

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NATIONAL INFOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

SPACE invites entries for the annual WSW “National Infographic Competition” on the theme “Women in Space” announced by World Space Week for Space enthusiasts. An infographic (information graphic) is a representation of information in a graphic format designed to make the data easily understandable at a glance. Participants can make infographics related to Astronomy and Space Science preferably Women in Space, and participate in a friendly competition.

Categories

  • Category 1: 6th-8th
  • Category 2: 9th-12th
  • Category 3: Adult

World Space Week Theme: Women in Space

WSW To Celebrate the Contribution of Women in Space in 2021. WSW aims to identify the hurdles and obstacles that women are facing when entering space-related careers and contribute to discussions on how we can overcome these challenges. We are mindful of women from different backgrounds and from different regions facing different issues, and we are aiming to shed light on this difference.

Registration

It will start from 4th October 2021 till 20th October 2021. Submit your infographic on



Awards

Three best entries in each category will be awarded prizes. Winners will receive appreciation certificates and Space goodies.

1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize

Terms & Conditions

• The Infographics will be submitted digitally in .jpeg, .jpg, .png

• Only 1 infographic per participant will be accepted.

• Infographics will be judged on the basis of originality, technique, style, composition, context, creativity and imagination.

• We may ask the participants to submit the editable files of the infographics if required.

• By submitting the infographics in the competition, participants have to provide SPACE the right to publish, adapt, distribute, copy, display or translate in printed or electronic platforms and from different regions facing different issues, and we are aiming to shed light on this difference.

For any further assistance, mail us at [email protected]

Register your own event


• Plan an Activity/EventIdentify and plan space-related activities using the list of events as suggested by SPACE in the next page, or any other Astronomy activity that you choose. The plan should be for 4-10 Oct during the WSW, but as it coincides with holidays in few regions of India and WSW accepts events till the end of Oct, you can plan for any time in October. We prefer the timeline of 4th October – 15th October.

• Register your Event on WSWThe interested students and institutions will register the events with us by 15th October with mentioning SPACE India before School Name eg: SPACE India – GD Goenka Public School on the online link provided

• Publicize the EventPost about your event on Social Networking – using hashtag #WSW2021 and #SPACEIndia. Use the World Space Week name and logo, and SPACE logo into your posters and flyers. WSW ready to use posters can be downloaded from the Blackbox.

• Conduct the EventConduct the activity as per your plan. Be sure to take some pictures and note down information such as the number of attendees, to use these in the final report.

• Report your EventAfter your event concludes, please submit your report and pictures to SPACE. A report format is included as an attachment. Submit from 4th Oct to 15th Oct. All previously registered events will be updated using these reports on the WSW by SPACE. All photos will be submitted by SPACE

• WSW Certificates Everyone who has complete the following steps will be given a WSW certificate for Registration of the event on WSW website by 14th October and Submission of Report by 16th October.

Link to Register

(send your reports at [email protected])

A set of well known people in unusual roles or projects in astronomy will be invited for a series of hangouts open to the public. SPACE will set up and announce Google Hangouts to public and schools via Website and social media will be updated with dates and names/links. Invitations to be sent to a few prominent people in unusual positions in Astronomy. Hangouts will be scheduled in the week 4 - 10 October.

Dates for Sat Talk Series are -

  • 6th October 2021
  • 12th October 2021
  • 19th October 2021
Link to the event will be updated soon.

STAY TUNED FOR MORE UPDATES ON SCHEDULED TALKS!

Winners of 2019

Winners of 2018

Winners of 2017

Winners of 2016

SPACE has been very active in WSW:

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

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, #worldspaceweek2019, #WSW2019, #WorldSpaceWeek, @Spacian, @WSW_INDIA
  • Facebook:World Space Week India, hashtags: #WSW2019, #WorldSpaceWeekIndia, #worldspaceweek2019, #WorldSpaceWeek, @SPACEIndiaEdu, @WorldSpaceWeekIndia
  • Instagram: space_india , hashtags: #WSW2019 #worldspaceweek #worldspaceweek2019 #SPACEIndia
  • Hold the event!
  • Report back the results of the event on [email protected]