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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

Description

  5 October 9pm - 10pm

 

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

 


• Guest Speaker - Live Presentation
• Space film
 

Voyage in the Stars

Description

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

 

• Space film
• Space rollercoaster
• Live presentation
 

Space Activities

Description

  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)

Beyond the Sun


Celeste is a little girl who wants to explore the Universe, find new Earths and learn how to find exoplanets.While fighting off sleep in her room by reading a book on astronomy, she receives an unexpected visit from Moon. Together, they enjoy a journey through the Universe to discover what exoplanets are and how they can be detected.They observe rogue planets, oceanic worlds and super-Earths. Moon tells her about exoplanet hunters, who observe the sky in search of planets like Earth. Many adventures are yet to come. But first, she needs some rest. Celeste drops off to sleep waiting for the next visit of Moon.


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