You don’t have to wait until April’s Global Astronomy Month to party with the universe! The UN-declared World Space Week (WSW) occurs annually between October 4-10, and is celebrated worldwide by the space industry, schools, museums, planetaria, and astronomy clubs too. In fact thousands of space-related activities in dozens of nations will highlight the contribution of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition.
This year, as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first steps on another world, WSW has appropriately declared the theme as ‘The Moon: Gateway to the Stars’ to help bring awareness to the vital role the Moon will continue to play in future space exploration.
Astronomers Without Borders is very excited to partner with WSW, encouraging our members to hold entertaining and educational events and share their experience with our global community.
There are already 560 registered events on the world map and it couldn’t be easier to join the fun: Register on the WSW website so that your local event is added to the global map on WSW website. Once your event is finished we invite you to share your memories and experiences by sharing with us your Member’s Report.
Sharing your photos, videos and stories of the highlights from your event through our reports, and our social channels like Twitter and Facebook, is a big part of the foundation of our work connecting local to global, and YOUR involvement directly increases the power of our shared connections.
We look forward to seeing how you celebrate World Space Week.