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WORLD SPACE WEEK, 2020 Theme: Satellites Improve Life

on 08 May 2020

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), in its capacity as national coordinator, invites you to take part at the 2020 edition of World Space Week (WSW), the largest public event in the world dedicated to the celebration of space, which takes place each year, between 4-10 October. Romanian organisations and institutions can participate at the event by organising educational and other activities meant to promote the benefits of space, all centred around this year’s theme: Satellites Improve Life.

Participation to World Space Week as an organiser is open to any organisation or institution that wants to promote space benefits towards local communities. The activities can be aimed at pupils, employees, governmental or media representatives, the public at large etc.

Organisations that want to join WSW are invited to add their event to the global activities calendar and promote the participation at the World Space Week by using the materials found on the official website of the event. At the end, each organiser will submit an activity report with the number of attendees, media coverage and photographs from the events.

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) is the national coordinator of the activities unfolded in Romania with the occasion of World Space Week. The Romanian Space Agency signed an agreement with the Ministry of National Education.

About World Space Week

The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year during the same period: 4 – 10 October, since these dates commemorate two events: 4 October 1957 — launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, thus opening the way for space exploration and 10 October 1967 — the signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.

World Space Week is coordinated by the United Nations with the support of the World Space Week Association (WSWA). The WSWA leads a global team of National Coordinators, who promote the celebration of World Space Week within their own countries. In Romania, the event is coordinated by the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA).

Starting with the first edition, World Space Week has grown into the largest public space event on Earth.

More details about the World Space Week can be found at this link.

Image credit: WSW