Prize distribution ceremony for WSW 2018 on Oct 10.
An official of IST informed APP that students from different educational institutions of Rawalpindi and Islamabad enthusiastically participated in the WSW celebrations at the institute started from October 4.
The mega space event was arranged in collaboration with the National Space Agency of Pakistan (SUPARCO) and featured a variety of space related informative activities to sensitize the students and general public about the benefits of space technology.
WSW is aimed at promoting space awareness amongst the students from a large number of schools and colleges of the twin cities and surrounding areas besides general public, the official said.
WSW is celebrated in accordance with the United Nation's General Assembly's declaration of 1999. The Third United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE III) suggested the celebration of the World Space Week.
Following the legacy of past 13 years and following the theme of Space Technology Education and Popularization, 110 different schools and colleges from the vicinity of Islamabad and Rawalpindi are participating in over 200 different space themed events and activities of WSW at IST.
There are over 5000 registered participants of WSW 2018 and about 3000 visitors are expected to witness this week long activity.
The official informed that WSW competitions and activities continued till October 6 culminating many inspiring space oriented events while the awards ceremony will be organized on October 10 to recognize the high achievers.
This mega event included number of competitions, workshops and activities for students of schools/colleges in the major areas of Space Knowledge, Space Innovation, Space Creative Writing, Space Technology Demonstration, Space Mathematics, Space Fine Arts, Space Visual Arts, Space Graphics, Space Business, Space Workshops, Space Labs Visit, Space Awareness Activities, Space Entertainment.
The events and activities of WSW 2018 also included, Space Parade, Space In Quran, Spinning Top Workshop, Space Life Workshop, Sports In Space Workshop, Image Interpretation workshop, Remote Sensing Applications, Shooting the Night Sky, Pin Wheel, Sally Earth Kam, Experiencing Space Station, Google Earth Workshop, Navigating Google Earth, Space Siblings and Story Writing.
The other activities included Space Solutions , Space Commercialization, Astropreneurship, Boomerang Wings, Paper Spinning Top, Pin Wheel Design, Painting, Mask Design, Model Display, Space Declamation, Aero modeling, Pin Hole Camera Design, Space Slogans, Drag Chute, Air Crash Inquiries, Space Researcher, Balloon Cart, Can-satellite Workshop, Souvenir Designing, Souvenir Designing, Space Startups, Space Mathematical Quiz, Space Tales, ISS Lab Design, Zero Gravity Idea Bank, Sketching, Aero Modeling, Balloon Cart, Space Tableau, Space Poetry, Space Spellathon, Visualizing Space Environments, Coin Designing and E-Poster Designing.
The week long celebrations also had Essay Writing, Sports In Space, Space Letters, Calligraphy, Moon Cake Bakery, Space Character Walk, Glider Flying, Water Rocket, Extempore Speech, Space Settlement Design, Geocaching, Space Researcher, Stamp Designing, Space Documentary, Spacesuit Design, Space Quiz, Rabbit Moon, Space Flight Sequencing, Mathematical Hunt, Glider Flying, Space Theater, Live Space Telescope, WSW Selfie, Zero Gravity, Mannequin Challenge, Videography, Web Page Designing, Space Birthday Party, Report Writing, Space App Ideas, Junk Design, Space Crash Inquiries, Alien Sketch, Space Scientist.