New Zealand Astrobiology Network is the National Coordinator for World Space Week 4-10 October every year!14 Jun 2019, 11:28 UTC
Since 2019, New Zealand Astrobiology Network is the National Coordinator of the World Space Week in New Zealand.
you can find out more about WSW at http://www.worldspaceweek.org
What is World Space Week?
World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year from October 4-10. These dates commemorate two events:
October 4, 1957: Launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, thus opening the way for space explorationOctober 10, 1967: The signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activites of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.
Where and how is World Space Week celebrated?
World Space Week consists of space education and outreach events held by space agencies, aerospace companies, schools, planetaria, museums, and astronomy clubs around the world in a common timeframe. These synchronized space events attract greater public and media attention. World Space Week 2017 achieved record scale:
more than 4,000 eventsEvents in 82 nations
Total audience since 2007:
Over 2,000,000 attendeesNearly 500,000,000 media impressions