World Space Week 2020
Organizer: World Space Week
Type of event: meeting (online)
Target groups: general public, learners, researchers, teachers
Language of event: English
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 reported in 2019 and held in 96 countries. These events are run by thousands of organisations, including space agencies, aerospace companies, astronomy clubs and museums.
The 2020 World Space Week is dedicated to satellites and their broad benefits under the theme “Satellites improve life.” With this theme, the World Space Week will show the importance of satellites in daily life and how our lives are affected by satellites in, for example, communications, environmental monitoring, transportation, weather forecasting, telemedicine, science, and in many other ways.
Ways to participate in the week:
- Hold an educational public event (can be virtual)
- Encourage teachers to focus on satellites (and encourage employees to speak to schools)
- Write articles for your blog and social media about the benefits of satellites and your company’s contributions to the global satellite industry
- Whatever you do, add it to the World Space Week calendar at www.worldspaceweek.org