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..
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 invited all to join the online Inter-School Astrotoon Competition on the theme SATELLITES IMPROVE LIFE. 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. In this students of our associated schools will draw a set of cartoons with a story line. The activity will be held from 4th Oct to 15th Oct 2021 in following categories:
Sat from Trash Competition: This activity will only be conducted for class 6th-8th to celebrate World Student's Day. SPACE India will conduct this activity & participants with the trash material (as mentioned in Guideline Document) have to make a model of satellite with the help of it. Three best models will be selected as winners.
SPACE Infographic Designing Competition: This activity will only be conducted for class 6th-12th. Students needs to submit the SPACE India will conduct this activity & participants with the trash material (as mentioned in Guideline Document) have to make a model of satellite with the help of it. Three best models will be selected as winners.
– 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)
3. Online/Offile Astronomy and Space Scinece based sessions/clubs/workshops/camps
4. General Activities for People: (activities are mentioned in the science & conduction folder)
Astro Fashion Astro Cooking
SPACE India invites entries for the “SAT from the Trash Competition” celebrated under World Space Week 2020 for students of classes 5th to 10th.Under this Event, students will make satellites using trash easily available around them and participate in a friendly 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.
Let your imagination soar the universe! Visualize how space binds us all as one single species. World Space Week, October 4-10, 2020 will celebrate the role of satellites in bringing the world closer together. The theme is inspired by UNISPACE+50, a historic gathering of world space leaders. UNISPACE+50 will promote cooperation between spacefaring and emerging space nations and help space exploration activities become open and inclusive on a global scale.
Category 1: 5th-6th
Category 2: 7th-8th
Category 3: 9th-10th
The duration of the video while making the satellite can vary from 2 minutes to a maximum of 3 min.
|S.No||To be used||Not to be used|
|1||Ice cream sticks||Corks|
|5||Empty plastic bottles||Electronic Gadgets|
|8||Empty unused small boxes||Lights|
|10||-||Any other object which is flammable or sharp|
The models will be judged on the following parameters.
Photographs of satellite models as examples:
During WSW, we encourage the schools and students to conduct ANY Astronomy/Space event, to join in the celebration of the largest public space event that is celebrated all over the world. This is a great way to share the knowledge of Astronomy with other students and the community!
A list of programs with some suggested activities that can be conducted by schools and students are mentioned below. Activities are suggested under the WSW 2019 theme that is “Satellites Improve Life”. Please note that details are listed on our website.
In case of any query or difficulty in organizing the event, you can email us at [email protected], for the activities listed below:
Watch your favorite movies related to Satellites with your friends and explore the favorites of your friends!
Use Stellarium or any Sky viewing software in the classroom to take your students on a trip to the Moon!
Just download the latest version of any Sky Viewing software and start traveling!
Organize any of the mentioned activities for a grand Cosmic Evening based on “Satellite” theme. An easy and fun way to get together, exchange views and ideas!
Organize a Moon themed cooking party. This event could be a cooking or baking party making “Moon” related foods. You could also make planet or star cookies (the ones that don’t turn out!) or experiment with molecular cooking (especially making jelly or using Spherification technique) to bring science into your home! For more reference, you can go through this link to learn more about Spherification.
Read a sci-fi, space-themed book or short story by authors. (Such as Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Aldous Huxley, Ray Bradbury, Douglas Adams, Orson Scott Card, Robert A. Heinlein, Philip K. Dick, Larry Niven, FrankHerbert, H. G. Wells and many, many more!)
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 on online medium.
Discuss spin-offs from space to Earth to educate the public about how space does help in everyday life. Here is the list of the spin-offs about which you can inform them.
Have a sci-fi to science event by talking about science fiction
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.
Invite special guests Online or subject matter specialists to lecture on topics of interest about space Discoveries, what space does for us in everyday life and other topics.
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.
Open school days to have demonstrations and hands-on science experiments for students. Have special guests visit the schools.
Any further assistance, mail us at [email protected]
For Suggested Activities
It is recommended to register your WSW event at least three days before its conduction. See a list of event suggestions on the ‘Suggested Activities’ tab. On completion of the event, please submit a report to make your event count. Only institutions that register and submit a report will receive a WSW certificate.
Institutions can register their individual event/ activity with us on the registration link given below
Registration starts: September 30, 2020
Last date to submit the reports: October 16, 2020
(send your reports at [email protected])
For Online registration of National AstroToon and SAT from Trash Competition, kindly visit their respective Tabs. any further assistance, mail us at [email protected]
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.
There are NO registrations required to join the online sessions. These talks are open to anyone who is interested in space. All you need is a Google Plus and click on the link provided.
STAY TUNED FOR MORE UPDATES ON SCHEDULED TALKS!
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!