World Space Week

As the National Co-ordinating Body for World Space Week, we support and encourage everyone to create educational opportunities, activities, and events during WSW. WSW is an annual celebration of the peaceful uses of space for the benefit of humankind.

World Space Week runs between 4-10 OCTOBER

World Space Week 2022 will celebrate the theme of Space and Sustainability

Some simple steps to celebrating WSW each year:

  • Save the date: 4-10 October
  • Choose your audience: Anyone! WSW is an all-inclusive celebration of space, and it is an amazing opportunity to inform and inspire everyone, the more diverse your audience the better!
  • Plan an activity: Any educational activity related to space, such as; Space movie night, Space Art or Poetry, Stargazing with local astronomical society, Talks and Presentations, Space Themed Party.
  • Register your event: At Registering your event allows the BIS and World Space Week Association to assess the success and growth of WSW year-on-year.
  • Let us know how it went: Tell us about your event and attendance numbers, so we can add the UK’s success to our report to the UN.

As the WSW National Coordination manager, the BIS is here to support all UK event organisers with: 

  • Planning
  • Publicity 
  • Registering and updating events
  • General support and advice

The British Interplanetary Society, the National Co-ordinating body for World Space Week, organises an annual space competition for young people aged 4-16.

Details of the BIS WSWUK 2022 Children’s Competition will be released in early Spring.

Find out what happened in 2021

World Space Week