World Space Week 2013

space-week-posterGet the 2013 World Space Week poster here, with or without text so you can create your own, like I did!

“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

Where and how is World Space Week celebrated?

It is open to all. Government agencies, industry, non-profit organizations, teachers and individuals can organize events to celebrate World Space Week. The week is coordinated by the United Nations with the support of the World Space Week Association (WSWA). The WSWA leads a global team of National Coordinators, who organize events within their own countries.

What are the goals of World Space Week?

  • Educate people around the world about the benefits that they receive from space
  • Encourage greater use of space for sustainable economic development
  • Demonstrate public support for space programs
  • Excite young people about science
  • Foster international cooperation in space outreach and education

Which means, time to celebrate the shit out of some astronomical science!

Thankfully, the moon has been gaining in popularity these last few years, so it is more likely to find clothes, home decor, prints and posters and many other ways to show your appreciation to the stars above. Here’s a few of my favorites for this year. To see even more ideas and cute things, visit my 2012 post, and my 2010 post.

space-week-Collage♠ Creative Juice had a great stargazing party, including DIYs including a galaxy pillowcase and printable constellation guide,

♠ Mini Constellation Cheesecake Tarts, from Diamonds for Dessert

♠ A spin on the ol’ galaxy mason jar, from Design Mom: Constellation Jar.

♠ Another stargazing party, complete with tasty brews and a cozy campfire

♠ A few ideas from this star-themed wedding inspiration board can be used for a cosmic soiree.

♠ Pin the tail on the comet and many other sciencey pdfs here.

Black Hole cocktail

♠ Unfortunately because of the shutdown, NASA’s site is down, but eventually this link will work.

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