World Space Week

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SPACE celebrated 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 2018 is Space Unites the World. This an outward facing theme that serves to inspire the population through putting the spotlight on the potential of space related activities in uniting the world, and creating relationships that extend beyond national borders. It highlights space missions that were celebrated by people all around the world like moon landing; concrete space projects that facilitate the union of two or more nations to achieve a common goal such as Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn, and big goals such as the Space X mission to Mars.

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.

National Astrotoon Competition: SPACE invited all to join the online Inter-School Astrotoon Competition on the theme ‘Space Unites the World’. 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.

  • Satellites from Trash Competition (Model Making): This activity to be conducted for class 6th to 8th of Associated schools only. In this activity, we will provide the trash to students (napkin paper, empty bottles, straws, ice cream sticks etc.) and students have to make a model of satellite from it.

National AstroToon Competition


SPACE is glad to organize 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., ‘Space Unites the World’

Registration and Submission of the paintings will start from September 25, 2018 onwards till October 15, 2018

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(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! Visualize 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.

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

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: #WSW2018, @SPACEIndiaEdu
Twitter: @Spacian and #SpaceIndia

All participants will receive participation certificates by SPACE and winners will be awarded.

SAT from Trash Competition


SPACE is glad to organize and annual World Space Week Inter-School SAT from Trash Competition for students at middle level from our associated schools only. Entries should be submitted in the form of photo or video featuring the model.

The WSW Inter-School SAT from Trash Competition will be judged by an independent panel of judges.

The entries are focused on popularizing the theme, i.e., ‘Space Unites the World’


Registration and Submission of the paintings will start from September 25, 2018 onwards till October 15, 2018

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

Categories by Class
Group I:
V to VI
Group II: VII to VIII
Group III: IX to X
Get creative and design your very own satellite using the common trash available at your home. You can make a completely new design or replicate an already existing satellite. Awaken the scientist in you!

Click here for Rules & Regulations

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

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: #WSW2018, @SPACEIndiaEdu
Twitter: @Spacian and #SpaceIndia

All participants will receive participation certificates by SPACE and winners will be awarded.

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:

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  • 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

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  • 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 cook off! This event could be a cooking or baking party making “space” foods. You could make cake pops that look like planets, alien cookies (the ones that don’t turn out!) or experiment with molecular cooking to bring science into your home!
  • Geocaching Field Trips:Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. There are millions of geocaches worldwide that are waiting for you to find them.
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  • SuperMoon Observation: Observe the Full Moon while on its closest approach to Earth on October 16. Take out your telescopes and conduct observation for friends and neighbours!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Meet your friends: A World Space Week meeting could be as simple as finding a cafe with an astronaut photo or Moon photo on the wall or meet for a picnic or walk under the sky!
  • Visit Science Centre and Space Exhibits: Visit science center, museum of natural history, aerospace museum or any other technically oriented Centre for Education for a space talk or a guided tour through the space exhibit.
  • 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.
  • Space Facility Tours: Any space facility, ground stations, development and industry locations to open the doors to the public.
  • 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.

or any further assistance, mail us at getintouch@space-india.com

Registration


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 getintouch@space-india.com

Registration starts: September 25, 2018
Last date to submit the reports: October 15, 2018

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

SAT


As part of our World Space Week activities, this year we have organized ‘Space and Astronomy Talks – SAT’. Join us on off-beat discussions on astronomy and space sciences from speakers around the world and get to know the latest in the field. The sessions will be conducted through Google Hangouts.

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.

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.

STAY TUNED FOR MORE UPDATES ON SCHEDULED TALKS!

Achievements

2017
Inter-School AstroToon Competition Winners

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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

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