World Space Week 2023

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World Space Week is an international celebration of science, technology and their contribution to improving human living standards. The United Nations General Assembly announced in 1999 that World Space Week would be celebrated every year from 4 to 10 October. These dates commemorate two events:

(a) 4 October 1957: launch of the first artificial satellite of the Earth, Sputnik 1, thus paving the way for space exploration

b) 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 events take place all over the world in schools, universities, science centres, planetariums, museums, companies, etc. In 2022, over 11221 activities took place worldwide in 87 countries.

In the framework of this celebration, the Institute of Astrophysics of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas in collaboration with the Department of Physics of the University of Crete is organizing an event at the Department of Physics, on Thursday 5 October 2023, between 18:00-21:00 (entrance from the main gate of the Department).

Students from the Astronomy Student Club of the University of Crete, postgraduate students and volunteers will participate in the event, preparing educational activities on the theme of Space, for school students and non-students, with free admission.

These actions will be for people from 6 years old and above.

More information about this celebration can be found on the official website, where you can also see the corresponding event of the institute here.

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