World Space Week



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

Theme for the year 2019 is ‘The Moon- Gateway to the stars’.

 Join the largest space event on Earth!  This year, the World Space Week theme is “The Moon:  Gateway to the Stars” recognizing the 50th anniversary of the first human footprints on another world.  Whether looking at space program history, what we know about the Moon today, or the role of the Moon in our future in space, let’s explore the various methods to celebrate it.

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

    • National Astrotoon Competition: SPACE India invited all to join the online National Astrotoon Competition on the theme The Moon- Gateway to the stars’. This competition is open for all the participants throughout the nation. Children from all classes are invited to join 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 India had 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, the 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 5th to 10th of Associated schools only. The students will design satellite using trash easily available to them at their homes.


WorldSpaceWeek 2019 Registration


National AstroToon Competition

SPACE India is glad to organize the National AstroToon Competition for the students of primary and middle level from all over India. Entries should be submitted as the scans of the Cartoon paintings or as clicked images of the Cartoon paintings.

National AstroToon Competition had always been judged by an independent panel of judges. The entries will be based on the theme, i.e. “The Moon- Gateway to the stars”.

Registration and Submission of the paintings will start from October 4, 2019 onwards till October 15, 2019.


(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 equipment for colonizing the Moon and sending humans on it. 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 storyline based on the theme.

For Rules & Regulations Click Here

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

 Participants can upload the painting on the various social media platforms. The best paintings will be shared on the official Facebook page of SPACE India. Following hashtags should be used:

#WSW2019, #WorldSpaceWeekIndia, #worldspaceweek2019, #WorldSpaceWeek, @SPACEIndiaEdu, @WorldSpaceWeekIndia

All the winners will be certified by SPACE India.

SAT From Trash Competition

SPACE India is glad to organize the World Space Week SAT from Trash Competition for students at middle level from our associated schools only. Entries should be submitted in the form of videos featuring the model and explaining the model.

SAT from Trash Competition had always been judged by an independent panel of judges. The entries are focused on popularizing the theme, i.e. “The Moon- Gateway to the stars”.

Registration and Submission of the paintings will start from October 4, 2019 on wards till October 15, 2019.


(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!

For Rules & Regulations Click Here

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

All the winners will be certified by SPACE India.

Organize an Event

Suggested Activities

During WSW, we encourage the schools and students to conduct ANY Astronomy/Space event, to join in the celebration of the largest public space event that is celebrated all over the world. This is a great way to share the knowledge of Astronomy with other students and the community!

A list of programs with some suggested activities that can be conducted by schools and students are mentioned below. Activities are suggested under the WSW 2019 theme that is ‘The Moon- Gateway to the stars’. Please note that details are listed on our website.

In case of any query or difficulty in organizing the event, you can email us at, for the activities listed below:

1) “Moon” Themed Movie Marathon

Watch your favorite movies related to Moon with your friends and explore the favorites of your friends! Some of the popular titles like For All Mankind (1989), Apollo 13 (1995), The Dish (2000), Magnificent Desolation (2005), In the Shadow of the Moon (2007), Moon (2009, etc.

2) Explore the Moon with Stellarium:

Use Stellarium or any Sky viewing software in the classroom to take your students on a trip to the Moon!

Just download the latest version of any Sky Viewing software and start traveling!

  • The current phase of the Moon.
  • To identify the features of the Moon like Craters, Mares, etc.
  • To show the landing site of Apollo 11 to the students
  • Find the landing site of Chandrayaan 2

You can download the Stellarium software from the link:

3) Cosmic Evening:

Organize any of the mentioned activities for a grand Cosmic Evening based on “Moon” theme. An easy and fun way to get together, exchange views and ideas!

  • Space or Science Fiction Themed Costume Party
  • Moon Themed Movie Marathon
  • Moon Themed ambiance to take a selfie and enter for Facebook Photo Contest. The best photo will be published on the SPACE India official Facebook page.

4) Cook the Moon:

Organize a Moon themed cooking party. This event could be a cooking or baking party making “Moon” related foods. You could also 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.

5) Moon observation:

Observe the Full Moon and its 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 its popular areas.

6) Space Scavenger Hunt:

Space in Your City Scavenger Hunt or Walking Tour – find the places in your city where astronomy happens

(Planetarium, observatory, home or residence of famous space person or astronomer, astronomical clock,

Monuments, etc.)

7) 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, Aldous

Huxley, Ray Bradbury, Douglas Adams, Orson Scott Card, Robert A. Heinlein, Philip K. Dick, Larry Niven, FrankHerbert, H. G. Wells and many, many more!)

8) 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.

9) Spin-offs from space:

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
  • Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
  • Baby Food
  • Diaper
  • DTH Service

10) 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 School Assembly or classroom.

11) 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.

12) 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.

13) 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.

14) Educational Events:

Open school days to have demonstrations and hands-on science experiments for students. Have special guests visit the schools.

15) 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.

16) Star Party:

Arrange a star party. Get some food, drink and a telescope on a clear starry night and you are set!

17) Planetarium:

At the local planetariums have a party, lecture or event and ask the management to reduce rates or open upto the public for free that week.

18) Space themed Rangoli Activity:

Arrange a space-themed rangoli activity for students where students have to make beautiful rangoli within stated time but the design must be astronomy oriented.

19) Astro Fashion Show:

You can arrange a fashion show in which students can make a ramp walk with different space-themed costumes.

20) Astro Skit:

Organize a skit or play reflecting awareness towards Astronomy. The theme of the play can be anything which is related to astronomy (maybe it can be a space mission or based on the life of famous astronomers).

or any further assistance, mail us at


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 a report to make your event count. Only institutions that register and submit a report will receive a WSW certificate.

Institutions can register their individual event/ activity with us on the registration link given below


Registration starts: September 20, 2019
Last date to submit the reports: October 15, 2019 (send your reports at

For Online registration of National AstroToon and SAT from Trash Competition, kindly visit their respective Tabs. any further assistance, mail us at


Space Astronomy Talks - 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.

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



Winners of 2019

Winners of 2018

Winners of 2017

Winners of 2016

SPACE has been very active in WSW:
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



SPACE India is active on many social media platforms, like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Google+. Please follow SPACE India on these channels!

  • Plan your WSW Event between October 4-10
  • Register your event on the Link
  • Use the WSW India poster to publicize your event.
  • Use social media before, during and after the event:
  • Twitter handle @WSW_INDIA, hashtags: #SpaceIndia, #WorldSpaceWeekIndia, #worldspaceweek2019, #WSW2019, #WorldSpaceWeek, @Spacian, @WSW_INDIA
  • Facebook: World Space Week India, hashtags: #WSW2019, #WorldSpaceWeekIndia, #worldspaceweek2019, #WorldSpaceWeek, @SPACEIndiaEdu, @WorldSpaceWeekIndia
  • Instagram: space_india , hashtags: #WSW2019 #worldspaceweek #worldspaceweek2019 #SPACEIndia
  • Hold the event!
  • Report back the results of the event on