World Space Week




SPACE celebrates World Space Week in October, every year

SPACE celebrates World Space Week in October, every year with more than 500 exciting programmes through the month of October with its associated schools and enthusiasts in India to join in the largest celebration of public space event based on a specific theme. SPACE encourages everybody to celebrate World Space Week all the way up to the 3rd week of October.

Theme for the year 2017 is Exploring New Worlds in Space. The announced theme is an outward facing theme that serves to inspire the World. It puts as a focal point astrobiology missions like New Horizons (NASA’s first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt); feats on engineering such as Lockheed Martin’s Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (NASA’s first spacecraft designed to facilitate long-duration, human-rated deep space exploration of new worlds) and efforts of New Space actors and other entities with a vision for exploration and utilization of extraterrestrial resources, such as metals from asteroids, water from the Moon, and unlimited solar energy in Earth orbit.

Organize any Astronomy Event: We recommended our associated schools to hold any WSW-themed activities in during the month of October, and submit the report online to SPACE website which will be then compiled bearing the school’s name and sent to the World Space Week team at the UN.

Inter-School Astrotoon Competition: SPACE invited all to join the online Inter-School Astrotoon Competition on the theme ‘Exploring New Worlds in `Space’. This competition is organized only for our associated schools. Children from all classes are invited to join in the celebration with colors, and paint their imagination on canvas. They are requested to submit their entries directly, without any prior registrations.

‘Space and Astronomy Talks – SAT’: SPACE has organized off-beat discussions on Astronomy and Space Sciences from guests around the world and get to know the latest in the field. The sessions were conducted through Google Hangouts & Live Interactions (Seminars)

World Student’s Day: To commemorate the Birth Anniversary of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on 15th October, UN has declared this day as World Student’s Day. To celebrate this day, conduct the below mentioned activity on 15th October.

  • Sat from Trash Competition (Model Making): This activity to be conducted for class 6th to 8th of Associated schools only. In this activity, Participants will brought their trash (as mentioned in Guideline Document) and students have to make a model of satellite from it. The best three Models will be awarded with prize.

AstroToon Competition

SPACE is glad to organise and annual World Space Week Inter-School Astrotoon Competition for students at primary and middle level from our associated schools only. Entries should be submitted as the scans of the Cartoon paintings or as clicked images of the Cartoon paintings.

The WSW Inter-School Astrotoon Competition was judged by an independent panel of judges.

The entries will be based on the theme, i.e., ‘Exploring New World’s in Space’

Registration and Submission of the Enteries will start from September 20, 2017 onwards till October 15, 2017

(Participant Must have a Gmail account to open this form)

Categories by Class
Group I:
I to III
Group II: IV to V
Group III: VI to VIII
Group IV: IX to XII

Let your imagination soar! Visualise new techniques or equipments for Exploring New Worlds in SPace and how they can be helpful in discovering new things in outer space and on Earth. The Cartoon painting can portray your imagination with its applications which can be useful for past, present and future life on Earth. In this students of our associated schools will draw a set of cartoons with a story line based on the theme.

Click here for Rules & Regulations

Award Categories: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner in each category will be announced on the SPACE website on November 20, 2017.

Most Popular: A special category ‘Most Popular’ for the Cartoon painting that receives the maximum number of likes on Facebook, either on our official account or on the participant’s personal account, with the hashtags and tags.

Facebook: #WSW2017, @SPACEIndia
Twitter: @Spacian and #SpaceIndia

All participants will receive participation certificates by SPACE and winners will be awarded at the SPACE Annual Meet for the year.

Organise an Event

Suggested Activities

  • Build your own model space craft: Build your own unique combination of satellites. Makes for a fun day of real hands-on rocket science and space engineering!
    Use the links below, to the build Space Craft Model. Get print-it-yourself paper cutout satellite models:

  • Space or Science Fiction Themed Movie Marathon: Watch your favorite movies with your friends and explore the favorites of your friends! Some of the popular titles could be Star Trek, Star Wars, Apollo 13, Armageddon, Space Cowboys, the Astronaut Farmer, Interstellar, Gravity, The Martian, Contact, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, The Guardians of the Galaxy, and many more.
  • Explore the world with Google Earth: Use Google Earth in the classroom to take your students on a trip around the world! Just download the latest version of Google Earth and start travelling!
    • Visit the Seven Wonders of the World
    • Visit ancient battle sites – What do they look like today?
    • Zoom in on the Pyramids, ancient Stonehenge or Cape Caneveral
    • Find your own house or school


  • Cosmic Evening: Organize any of the mentioned activity for a grand Cosmic Evening. An easy and fun way to get together, exchange views and ideas!
    • Space or Science Fiction Themed Costume Party
    • Space or Science Fiction Themed Movie Marathon
    • Space or Science Fiction Themed ambience to take a selfie and enter for Facebook Photo Contest

    Some of the famous movies could be Star Trek, Star Wars, Apollo 13, Armageddon, Space Cowboys, the Astronaut Farmer, Interstellar, Gravity, The Martian, Contact, 2001 A Space Odysseys, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, The Guardians of the Galaxy and many more.

  • Astrocooking:Organize a space themed cooking party. This event could be a cooking or baking party making “space” foods. You could make planet or star cookies (the ones that don’t turn out!) or experiment with molecular cooking (especially making jelly or using Spherification technique) to bring science into your home!For more reference you can go through this link to learn more about Spherification.
  • SuperMoon Observation: Observe the Full Moon and it’s feature on October 05. Take out your telescopes and conduct observation for friends and neighbors! If possible then you can also make Lunar Mapping by observing the Moon thoroughly and by identifying some of it’s popular areas.
  • Space Scavenger Hunt: Space in Your City Scavenger Hunt or Walking Tour – find the places in your city where space happens (planetarium, observatory, home or residence of famous space person or astronomer, astronomical clock, monuments, etc.)
  • Read the classic works of the Space Age: Read a sci-fi, space themed book or short story by authors.
    (Such as Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Aldeous Huxley, Ray Bradbury, Douglas Adams, Orson Scott Card, Robert A. Heinlein, Philip K. Dick, Larry Niven, Frank Herbert, H. G. Wells and many many more!)
  • Famous Space Themed Person or Object Talk: Dress up as your favorite famous space themed person or object (ex Sally Ride or Philae) and give a short talk about who you are and your accomplishments in School Assembly.
  • Spin off events: Discuss spin-offs from space to Earth to educate the public about how space does help in everyday life. Here is the list of the spin offs about which you can inform them.
    • Internet
    • GPS Technology
    • Freeze dried Meal
    • Hand held Vacuum Cleaner
    • Baby Food
    • Diaper
    • DTH Service
  • Science – Or is it fiction: Have a sci-fi to science event by talking about science fiction and how close it is – or not – to becoming science in School Assembly or classroom.
  • Quiz Competition: Organize a WSW themed quiz competition. Get in touch with quiz organizers and team up with them to commemorate WSW with a fun, spacey quiz competition at your school.
  • Lectures: Invite special guests or subject matter specialists to lecture on topics of interest about space Discoveries, what space does for us in everyday life and other topics.
  • Conferences, Summits and Seminars: Organize a conference, a summit, symposium or seminar during the month of October. Invite special guests to speak, invite delegates, organize special subject tracks, and arrange a venue.
  • Educational Events: Open school days to have demonstrations and hands on science experiments for students. Have special guests visit the schools.
  • Industry Experts: Have industry experts go to schools and speak to students about their work in the space industry with demonstrations, experiments and real world applications of how science and math are necessary.
  • Star Party: Arrange a star party. Get some food, drink and a telescope on a clear starry night and you are set!
  • Planetarium: At the local planetariums have a party, lecture or event and ask the management to reduce rates or open up to the public for free that week
  • Space themed Rangoli Activity: Arrange a space themed rangoli activity for students where students have to make beautiful rangoli with in a stated time but the design must be astronomy oriented.
  • Astro Fashion Show: You can arrange a fashion show in which students can make a ramp walk with different space themed costumes.
  • Astro Skit: Organize a skit or play reflecting awareness towards Astronomy. The theme of the play can be anything which is related to astronomy (may be it can be a space mission or based on the life of famous astronomers).

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For Suggested Activities

It is recommended to register your WSW event before a week of its conduction. See a list of event suggestions on the ‘Suggested Activities’ tab. On completion of the event, please submit report to make your event count. Only schools who register and submit a report will receive a WSW certificate.

Associated Schools can register their event/ activity with us through SPACE Educators

Non-Associated Schools can send their request at

Registration starts: September 20, 2017
Last date to submit the reports: October 15, 2017

For Online Inter-School Astrotoon Competition kindly visit Astrotoon Competition Tab


As part of our World Space Week activities, this year we have organised ‘Space and Astronomy Talks – SAT’.

Join hangout on October 25 at 9:30 AM (IST) and October 24 at 9:00 PM (PDT) with Dr. Paul A. Rosen, Project Scientist, NASA – ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR), Jet Propulsion Laboratory-NASA, California.

SPACE CSE (Centre for Students’ Excellence) Schools can now join us for Google Hangout with Dr Jason Held, CEO – Saber Astronautics on Remote Sensing and Satellite Communications on October 17.

There are NO registrations required to join the online sessions. These talks are open to anyone who is interested in space. All you need is a Google Plus and click on the link provided.



Inter-School AstroToon Competition Winners






Winners will be felicitated at the SPACE Annual Meet 2017.
Congratulations to the winners!

SPACE has been very active in WSW:

  • Winners of Online Inter-School Painting Competition 2016
  • SPACE schools have conducted a large number of events for WSW
  • 1000+ events done by SPACE schools over the years
  • About 80% of events reported from India are by SPACE
  • SPACE Foundation President Mr. CB Devgun is National Coordinator