CYPRUS Celebrates World Space Week - Biggest Space Event on Earth - October 4-10



The annual celebration of World Space Week is planned for October 4-10, 2020 in CYPRUS with the theme “Satellites Improve Life”. Activities such as revealing news and informing the public about satellites and their broad benefits for humankind by the KITION PLANETARIUM & OBSERVATORY capture the spirit of this theme.

“Every year from October 4 to 10, people all over the world gather to celebrate the accomplishments of humankind in space exploration and inspire our youth,” says World Space Week National Coordinator for CYPRUS, GEORGE TROULLIAS.

“World Space Week was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999. Since then, it has grown to be the largest space celebration on Earth. Last year the celebration included 8,057 events in 96 countries.

These dates commemorate two events:

October 4, 1957: Launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, thus opening the way for space exploration

October 10, 1967: The signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activites of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.


WSW activities include:

● School activities and workshops

● Astronomy parties

● Telescope observations

● Online public lectures on space missions and international cooperation

A complete list of planned activities can be found on PRESS RELEASE


“Anyone can join the celebration by planning a space-related event during October 4-10 and register it at,” said GEORGE TROULLIAS. “It can be a university lecture, stargazing night, or watching a space movie with friends. Even something as small as a presentation on space to a classroom could inspire a young child to excel in school,” he said.

About World Space Week

The largest space event on Earth, UN-declared World Space Week is celebrated October 4-10 annually. It is an international celebration of the contribution of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition. World Space Week is open to everyone around the world who wants to organize a space-related event -no matter how big or small- between October 4 and 10. It consists of a myriad of space-related events held by space agencies, aerospace companies, schools, planetaria, museums, and astronomy clubs in a common timeframe to achieve greater student and public impact through synchronization.

About World Space Week Association

World Space Week Association is the global coordinator of World Space Week. WSWA is an international non-government, non-profit organization led by a Board comprised of global space leaders and dignitaries -such as Elon Musk, Tom Hanks, and Buzz Aldrin-, an executive team that manages operations, and volunteers that support them. The Association is permanent observer on the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and is supported by voluntary contributions of sponsors including Lockheed Martin.

For further enquiries, please contact: George Troullias (Cyprus National Coordinator for UN World Space Week)


E-mail (planetarium): [email protected]

E-mail (observatory): [email protected]

Tel: +357 99991111


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    Director, KITION PLANETARIUM & OBSERVATORY Cyprus National Coordinator for Astronomers Without Borders Cyprus Regional Coordinator for ASTEROID DAY Cyprus National Coordinator for UN World Space Week Cyprus National Coordinator for UNESCO International Year of Light 2015 Cyprus National Coordinator for Sidewalk Astronomers Research: NASA Radio Jove Project (Solar and Jovian Bursts) IMO AAVSO Archeoastronomy Projects Coordinated and involved: Starry Bridges 2017 Cosmic Light Reaches Cyprus 2016, Program Developer / Organizer UCLAN, International Astrophysics Conference, Disc Dynamics and Planet Formation, Organizational Partner 2015 KITION 2014 – CHARITY ASTRONOMY FESTIVAL Host/Organizer, Cyprus DomeFest 2011 Cyprus Science Festival Organizational Partner 2011 BEYOND IYA2009...


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