World Space Week at the Nikola Tesla Technical Museum

“The General Assembly declares 4 to 10 October World Space Week to celebrate each year at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition” – UN General Assembly resolution, 6 December 1999.

Since its United Nations declaration in 1999, World Space Week has grown into the largest public space event on Earth. More than 2,700 events in 86 countries celebrated the benefits of space and excitement about space exploration in 2016. The theme for 2017 is “Exploring New Worlds In Space”.

To celebrate the World Space Week, the Technical Museum ‘Nikola Tesla’ (Savska cesta 18) will hold a few lectures with appropriately chosen themes.

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 6 pm, a scientific lecture ‘Humanity Space Era, part 1’ will be held at the museum planetarium with the lecturer Ante Radonić, with the continuation of the lecture the following day (October 5th, 6 pm, at the planetarium).

The lecture is held on the occasion of entering the Space Era exactly 60 years ago (October 4, 1957) when the first artificial Earth satellite “Sputnik – 1” was launched.

The final lecture ‘Get to know the universe’ will be held on October 6th. The lecture will be about the most important discoveries that have helped us to better understand the universe, the stars and galaxies, and how to determine the distance to them, and different models that help us explain the universe around us.

Free tickets can be picked up at the entry point of the museum on the day of lectures.