World Space Week is a UN declared celebration of space held annually, every October 4 to 10. It is the largest space event on Earth, with over 8,000 events in 2019 held in 96 countries. These events are organised by thousands of organisations, including space agencies, aerospace companies, astronomy clubs and museums. In 2020, World Space Week is dedicated to satellites and their benefits under the theme “Satellites improve life.”
There are safe and exciting ways to participate and celebrate World Space Week. The Highlights section below showcases some of the creative, innovative and popular events bringing people together to celebrate space.
- Celebrate World Space Week and its theme of Satellites Improve Life by simply looking up and observing satellites from home
- The International Astronomical Union & Shaw Foundation are hosting the 2020 Workshop on Astronomy for Education, focusing on an overview of education world wide.
- SpaceWatch.Global are organising a Space Café WebTalk on 6 October.
- SMART Edu Club are organising a Space Week Workshop on 8 October filled with discoveries and activities for children aged 7 and higher
- Women in Aerospace Europe (WIA-E) invite people from around the globe to participate in the virtual events organised by their local groups throughout Europe.
- Society for Space Education, Research and Development (SSERD) will be organizing a 7-day (Oct 4-10) FREE Online Program for students of all ages, which will include lectures, workshops, competitions, and hackathons.