World Space Week 2017


From 4th October, people across the world will be celebrating World Space Week. The campaign, first founded in 1999, is run by the World Space Week Association (WSWA) and co-ordinated by the United Nations which helps spread it across the world. In its run of 17 years, World Space Week has become the world’s largest annual space event.

The aim of World Space Week is simple; to excite and educate people from all ends of the earth about the benefits we can receive from space.

 “The General Assembly declares 4 to 10 October World Space Week to celebrate each year at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition”

UN General Assembly resolution, 6 December 1999

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World Space Week begins on the 4th October every year; in celebration of the anniversary of the very first launch of a man-made earth satellite which occurred on this day in 1957. The theme for this year is “Exploring New Worlds in Space”; a theme which aims to inspire people and particularly the next generation that there are still incredible discoveries to be made in space. This theme creates opportunities for people to extend their knowledge of space, its benefits to humans and also to raise questions about future plans for space exploration.

So why not get involved and plan your own exploration of space?

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Our unique Stargazing Experiences are the ideal way to celebrate World Space Week! Spend an evening in the comfort of your holiday cottage (or rather, in the garden!) with our professional astronomer who can take you on your very own adventure through our dark skies.

From just £250 for 3 hours, our astronomer can help you identify constellations, visible planets and astronomical objects such as galaxies and the moon. Listen to exciting mythological stories whilst discovering deep sky objects such as the Orion Nebula.

With our Stargazing Experiences, you really don’t have to worry about a thing. Our astronomer will provide all the necessary equipment such as binoculars and large aperture telescopes as well as providing a demonstration and offering guidance as to how to use them. Of course, you won’t want to forget your camera or your phone as you’ll also be given an opportunity to capture your own unforgettable memories as our professional will introduce you to the art of wide field astrophotography offering some handy hints and tips to get the best possible results!

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All you have to do is call our Concierge Team on 01437 772755 and tell us when you’d like to book your Stargazing Experience for, and then sit back while we arrange everything for you.

To find out more about World Space Week, see their website here.

About the Author

Lucy

Part of Coastal's Concierge team, I'm always on the lookout for new and exciting things Pembrokeshire has to offer, whether that be delicious local produce, new attractions or fun events! I love a walk along the Coastal Path on a crisp winter's day and settling down at the beach with a good book.

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