Space and Climate Change

(December 22, 2023) – World Space Week Association today announced that the theme for World Space Week, October 4-10, 2024, will be “Space & Climate Change.”

“We will emphasize the essential role that space plays in monitoring the Earth’s climate and mitigating climate change,” said Association President Dennis Stone.  “This theme aims to spark worldwide educational and public outreach initiatives, showcasing the crucial and integral part that space plays in understanding our global environment,” he said.

It will be the 25th celebration of World Space Week since its declaration by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999, Stone noted.

“We hope that World Space Week 2024 initiates a global conversation about the connection between space and climate change,” said Alma Okpalefe, the Association’s Executive Director.  “As space research equips us with vital data about the health of our planet, we must utilize it to effect meaningful climate action,” she said.

A record-breaking over 16,000 events were reported during World Space Week 2023 in more than 80 nations, celebrating the theme “Space & Entrepreneurship,” the Association reported.  It invites organizations worldwide to participate in World Space Week 2024 by hosting events aligned with this theme during October 4-10.  

About World Space Week

The largest space event on Earth, UN-declared World Space Week is held October 4-10 annually as an international celebration of the contribution of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition.  World Space Week consists of thousands of space-related events held by space agencies, aerospace companies, schools, museums, astronomy clubs, and others in a common timeframe to achieve greater student and public impact through synchronization.

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