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2018 World Space Week begins today

on 04 October 2018

World Space Week, the largest public event in the world dedicated to the celebration of space, takes place between 4 and 10 October.

63 Romanian cities have responded to the invitation to join the celebrations. They are organising around 100 educational and other outreach activities centred on this year’s theme ”Space Unites the World”.

You can discover the activities taking place across Romania here: (The table is constantly updated. Navigate to next pages to see all events in Romania)

About World Space Week

The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year during the same period: 4 – 10 October, since these dates commemorate two events: 4 October 1957 - launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, thus opening the way for space exploration and 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 is coordinated by the United Nations with the support of the World Space Week Association (WSWA). The WSWA leads a global team of National Coordinators, who promote the celebration of World Space Week within their own countries. In Romania, the event is coordinated by the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA).

Image credit: WSW