October 4-10: World Space Week

THIS week marks the 10th anniversary of  World Space Week, an event designed to celebrate each year at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition”. Teachers: Use space creatively in the classroom this week and win $500! Here’s a video of last year’s winner:

Check out this list of week-long highlights:

* Tenth anniversary of World Space Week, declared by the UN General Assembly in 1999.
* President Obama hosts a star party at the White House on October 7
* Ukraine Prime Minister congratulates space workers on occasion of World Space Week
* NASA Administrator sends World Space Week message to all NASA employees
* Events celebrate the International Year of Astronomy
* Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté broadcasts from space
* Students observe the Moon to win prizes
* Greatest number of events in Turkey, India, Romania, Slovakia, and the United States
* The Great World Wide Star Count begins
* Space Festival and International Astronautical Congress in Republic of Korea
* Week-long space celebration across the Hawaiian islands
* Public and students send messages into space via SentForever
* NASA’s LCROSS mission impacts the Moon October 9
* Teachers globally inspire students using the excitement of space

(Thanks, Bart, for the heads-up on this.)