On October 4, space and astronomy enthusiasts start celebrating World Space Week. In today’s article, we’ll talk about this exciting event and give information on the discount that we’ve prepared for this occasion.
World Space Week: brief history
World Space Week is an international holiday that is held annually from October 4 to October 10. It celebrates the contribution of space science to the development of our civilization and the improvement of our lives. Its purpose is to educate people around the world about space and popularize astronomy, and other space-related subjects.
The holiday was created during the session of the UN General Assembly in 1999. The dates of World Space Week were chosen to commemorate two important events: the launch of the first human-made Earth satellite — USSR’s Sputnik 1 — on October 4, 1957, and the signing of the Outer Space Treaty on October 10, 1967.
World Space Week 2023 theme
Each year, a theme is chosen for World Space Week. This year’s theme is “Space and Entrepreneurship”. It promotes the idea that space is not only a domain for scientific research but also a platform for commercial activities that can benefit humanity as a whole.
As the World Space Week Association points out, it’s now much easier and cheaper for small businesses, such as private companies and start-ups, to develop their own sustainable space technologies. World Space Week events, taking place in over 80 countries this year, aim to inspire individuals and organizations to explore the limitless possibilities of space and harness its potential for economic development.
The World Space Week Association encourages you to incorporate the 2023 theme into your activities, but any space-related event taking place from October 4–10 can be recognized as an official World Space Week event. Take inspiration from previous World Space Week themes from 2000 to 2022.
World Space Week activities: how to celebrate?
- Go to your local planetarium or observatory
During the World Space Week, there will be many interesting lectures and fun activities for children and adults. Pick the one that suits you and dive into space exploration!
- Turn your home into a space center
You can celebrate World Space Week without leaving your home. Watch a space-related movie or listen to a podcast, read a sci-fi or space themed book, take one of our fun quizzes or craft a space object with your kids.
- Explore the night sky
The best planetarium ever is the real sky above. Experience the wonders of the night sky with your loved ones, or embark on a solo stargazing adventure. Even if you’re not a celestial expert, don’t worry! Explore the sky with the apps Sky Tonight or Star Walk 2. These apps will help you identify stars, planets, and other cosmic objects above in real time, and provide a forecast of upcoming astronomical events. Star Walk 2 also gives you engaging infographics and fun quizzes. You can read more about Sky Tonight’s features in our interview on the App of the Day site.
And as a special treat, we have an exclusive discount waiting for you in this article. So, read on!
Star Walk 2 discount for World Space Week 2023!
We’d like to encourage you to participate in this wonderful event and get more involved in astronomy. That’s why we’re offering lifetime premium access to our Star Walk 2 app with up to 70% off! With lifetime access, you’ll get the full suite of Star Walk 2 enhancements: deep sky objects, an extended Solar System catalog, live satellite coordinates, and more. And all of this forever!
Star Walk 2 makes it easy to identify stars, planets, comets, satellites, and other space objects in the sky above you. Here are just some of the great features you’ll get in the app:
- 3D models of planets, moons, and constellations: zoom in on a space object and rotate to view it from all sides;
- Quizzes and infographics: learn more about space in a fun way;
- “Time machine”: see what your sky looks like today, next week, or 2,000 years from now;
- And so much more!
In our opinion, simply going outside and looking up at the night sky filled with myriads of stars is a very appropriate way to celebrate World Space Week. So, get the Star Walk 2 app, go out, and contemplate the amazing world above your head! Happy stargazing!
Text Credit: Vito Technology, Inc.