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Fakieh Planetarium World Space Week Activities

Since its United Nations declaration in 1999, World Space Week has grown into the largest public space event on Earth. More than 2,700 events in 86 countries celebrated the benefits of space and excitement about space exploration in 2016.

Each year, the World Space Week Association (WSWA) selects a theme for the upcoming World Space Week (WSW) to provide a focus of the activities and events that take a place throughout the world, during 4-10 October . WSWA is pleased to announce the 2017 World Space Week Theme: “Exploring New Worlds in Space”.

Special Events


  5 October 9pm - 10pm


• Exploring Mars - Live Presentation
• Space film
  6 October 9pm - 10pm


• Guest Speaker - Live Presentation
• Space film

Voyage in the Stars


  Schools: 8:30am – 12:00am
Public: 5:30pm – 10:00pm


• Space film
• Space rollercoaster
• Live presentation

Space Activities


  Schools: 8:30am – 12:00am
Public: 6:00pm – 10:00pm


Space Craft: Find out about the different types of space craft, from rocket launch vehicles to rovers and probes.

Space Hygiene: Understand how easily germs can be spread using a fun experiment in the dark.

Moon Sand: Play with different materials and textures to understand what moon dust might feel like.

  Schools: 8:30am – 12:00am


3D Pictures: View 3D space images using 3D glasses
(4-12 October, 08:30 - 12:00)

Oasis in space

Embark on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, Galaxy and Solar System in search of water - a key ingredient for life on Earth. Oasis in Space offers a new perspective on a substance of obvious importance to our planet.

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