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September 30 – October 6, 2019 / Vol 38, No 39 / Hawai’i Island, USA

27 Sep 2019, 20:42 UTC
September 30 – October 6, 2019 / Vol 38, No 39 / Hawai’i Island, USA
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World Space Week Observes Apollo and Looks Forward to Artemis
October 4-10 is the 20th UN-declared World Space Week, the largest space event on Earth. The dates mark observation of Sputnik 1 on Oct 4 and signing of the Outer Space Treaty Oct 10. Theme for 2019 events is “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars” remembering the 50th observation of Apollo 11 and looking forward to Artemis projected return to the Moon. Space Week is celebrated with more than 3,700 events from 80 countries in museums, aerospace companies, schools, planetariums and astronomy clubs. From Sept 26 to Oct 4, ocean liner Queen Mary 2 sails on an official Space Week transatlantic cruise, featuring Astronauts Ulrich Walter and Robert Thirsk along with Sue and Amy Bean, wife and daughter of Astronaut Alan Bean. On International Observe the Moon Night Oct 5 astronomy organizations worldwide will be pointing telescopes at Earth’s closest galactic neighbor. Space Youth Association of Thailand, which is associated with JAXA-Thailand, will hold a special session Oct 6 on a National Space Exploration project. Wales Egni Coop will be building a simulated Moon capsule at the Pontardawe Arts Centre. Due date for International Lunar Observatory Association and Moon Village ...

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