You don’t have to wait until April’s Global Astronomy Month to party with the universe! The UN-declared World Space Week (WSW) occurs annually between October 4-10, and is celebrated worldwide by the space industry, schools, museums, planetaria, and astronomy clubs too. In fact, thousands of space-related activities in dozens of nations will highlight the contribution of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition.
This year, we celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of women in the space sector and sciences, giving the next generation the opportunity to be introduced to female role models from all over the world under the WSW 2021 Theme “Women in Space." Last year, World Space Week was celebrated with over 6,500 predominantly virtual events held in over 90 nations.