The Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) is inviting everyone to the informative, educational, and exciting events during the World Space Week (WSW) 2021 happening on 04-10 October. 

The World Space Week is an annual celebration of space science and technology and its role in promoting and advancing the welfare and development of society. This year’s theme, “Women in Space,” is a celebration of women’s contribution to the sciences and the space sector to inspire young women to occupy their space in these fields.

Be part of the following PhilSA events: 

04 October
Opening Program: LIFT OFF! Women in Space
This webinar will feature the work and experiences of women scientists, engineers, and astronauts. A question and answer portion will follow for all participants. 

Build Your Own Model Satellite
Kids who are interested in space will have their chance to build a model satellite using recyclable and edible materials.  A short lecture sharing basic information about satellites, their parts, and how to create one using everyday materials will kick off this activity. Winners of the competition will be announced during the closing program on 10 October 2021.

06 October
Seeing the Sea from Space: Space Technology for Ocean Protection and Management
The work and contributions of women scientists as they utilize space technology for ocean research protection and management will be presented in this webinar.

07 October
If You Need Space: A Career Talk in the Space Sector
Filipino students who want to pursue a career in the space sector will be able to hear the experiences of women in the space sector in this fireside chat/career talk. Panelists from the STEM and other SSTA-related fields such as space law and diplomacy will share their experiences and tips.

08 October
Demystifying the Space Data Dashboard Media Workshop
A side event and virtual training for Filipino journalists selected via online application on how to read and generate information from the Space Data Dashboard. The workshop will also include topics on Space Law and Policy, and Space Science Communication.

09 October
Closing Program
This will showcase the future and potential of the local space sector to inspire the audience to take up a degree or pursue a career in space. The winner and finalist of the EO Dashboard Hackathon, Team MAQI and Team GiveSight, respectively, will share their projects utilizing space data from the Earth Observation (EO) Dashboard to solve the challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Winners of the Build Your Own Model Satellite will also be announced here. 

The World Space Week begins every 4th of October to commemorate the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1967, and ends on the 10th of October to mark the signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies in 1967. Declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999, The World Space Week is the largest international space event.

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