Cuba will host World Space Week 2017

Havana, Sep 26.- The World Space Week 2017 will be held in Cuba with a workshop that will take place in the Planetarium in Old Havana, from October 2 to 4, reported the Institute of Geophysics and Astronomy (IGA).

The appointment, under the name 14th Workshop on Outer Space and Its Peaceful Uses, will be carried out with the aim of exchanging experiences and join efforts to improve the use of space applications in our country.

In addition, for the work that is done in the country’s institutions and to promote their integration in the space.

During the three days the participants discuss topics of great interest, such as: basic space sciences, astronomy, space geophysics, remote sensing, global positioning systems and distance education.

Also, about issues related to space weather, space physics and applications of space technology in medicine, communications, agriculture, industry, geography, cartography, geodesy, geophysics, and other branches.

The 6 December 1999, the General Assembly of the UN declared World Space Week between 4 and 10 October to celebrate each year the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition.

These dates correspond to the launch into outer space on 4 October 1957 of the first artificial Earth satellite, Sputnik, a fact that opened the way for the exploration of the cosmos.

For its part, the 10 October 1967 entered into force the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the exploration and use of outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies. (PL) (Photo: Cubahora)

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