World Space Week 2018 concluded with the prize distribution ceremony . It was organized by Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad during October 4-10 2018, with a view to generate space awareness among the general public and students.
A large number of schools and colleges of the twin cities and surrounding areas participated in the event.The theme for WSW 2018 was “Space Unites the World”. The theme is inspired by UNISPACE+50, an historic gathering of world space leaders which will occur in 2018.
UNISPACE+50 will promote cooperation between spacefaring and emerging space nations and help space exploration activities to become open and inclusive on a global scale, according to the UN.
In World Space Week 2018 celebrations at IST, Over 110 different schools and colleges from the vicinity of Islamabad and Rawalpindi participated in over 200 different space themed events and activities at IST under the initiative of Space Technology Education and Popularization.
Over 7500 space enthusiasts including participants and visitors witnessed and participated in WSW at IST. This mega event included number of competitions, workshops and activities for students of schools/colleges in the major categories of Space Knowledge, Space Creative Writing, Space Innovation, Space Technology Demonstration, Space Mathematics, Space Fine Arts, Space Visual Arts, Space Graphics, Space Business, Space Workshops, Space Labs Visit, Space Awareness Activities, and Space Entertainment.
Siddique Public School 6th Road Rawalpindi emerged as the Space Champion and Runner up was KRL Model College for Girls Kahuta.
Dr. Najam Abbas, Director IST and Event head of WSW 2018 presented the event summary and vote of thanks to all the participants and space ambassadors of schools and colleges along with other partners and sponsors of the event. Professor Dr. Wilayat Hussain graced the occasion as chief guest and awarded prizes to the winning students.
The second day encompassed Space Declamation, Aero Modeling, Pin Hole Camera Design, Space Slogans, Drag Chute, Air Crash Inquiries, Space Researcher, Balloon Cart, Can-satellite Workshop, Souvenir Designing, Space Startups, Space Mathematical Quiz, Space Tales, ISS Lab Design, Zero Gravity Idea Bank,
It also includes Sketching, Aero Modeling, Balloon Cart, Space Tableau, Space Poetry, Space Spellathon, Visualizing Space Environments, Coin Designing, E-Poster Designing, Essay Writing, Sports In Space, Space Letters, Calligraphy, Moon Cake Bakery and Space Character Walk,
And lastly, day three Oct 6 2018 consisted of the 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 and Space Scientist.