This post is written for those who may not have World Space Week activities in their areas or the ability to travel to an activity. World Space Week #WSW2014 is from October 4-10.
“The General Assembly declares 4 to 10 October World Space Week to celebrate each year at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition.”
~ UN General Assembly resolution, 6 December 1999
Founded in 1999, it has grown larger each year and often has an annual theme. In 2013, there were more than 1400 events in 80 countries! This year's 2014 theme is a new satellite navigation theme “Space: Guiding Your Way”, aiming to inspire millions! Check out this link to see events in your area or to search for specific events.
|The Pleiades Deep and Dusty |
Image Credit & Copyright: David Lane
- Join The Planetary Society
- Find when the ISS passes overhead & wave at it!
- Check out NASA TV, Star Walk, & all sorts of Space apps - there are so many!
- Think about the Universe and our place in it for one solid minute!
- Donate space-themed toys to children and/or education programs
- Write to your government asking support for your national space agency
- Wear a space t-shirt
- Watch a documentary about space
- Support STEM Education and the STEM Education Coalition
- Make plans to visit a planetarium or local observatory if there are any in your area
- Look into your local astronomy society and check their activities
- Learn about one astronaut each day this coming week. Here are some NASA astronauts
- Drive out to where the sky is dark and spend the evening stargazing
- Read an article about space
- Learn about current missions
- Make a solar system in an arts & crafts project
- Listen to Holst's "The Planets"
|Filaments of the Vela Supernova Remnant |
Image Credit & Copyright: Angus Lau, Y Van, SS Tong (Jade Scope Observatory)