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 2021 has been themed “Women in Space” which celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of women to sciences and the space sector, and aims to inspire
young women around the world to pursue STEM studies and future careers in the space industry.

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

Get involved over summer and enter our Children’s Summer Competition ahead of World Space Week!

Find out more here.

World Space Week