Posted on Aug 3, 2009 in Astronomy, Aviation, Press Releases, Space Exploration

The State of Hawaii will join over 60 nations worldwide this fall in celebrating World Space Week (October 4-10, 2009).

Established by the United Nations in 1999, World Space Week underscores the multiple contributions space science and technology have made over the past half-century to improve the human condition. Hawaii will participate by hosting a series of public events statewide highlighting Hawaii’s past achievements, current activities and future potential in both aviation and space exploration – including speaker and documentary presentations, exhibits and field demonstrations focused on astronomy, space-based observation of planet Earth, next-generation aviation, commercial space development, exploration of the Moon, Mars and other solar system bodies, and access to space.

As the global theme for this year’s event is “Space for Education”, special emphasis will be given to programs that highlight opportunities to enhance STEM education through aerospace – including teacher training programs to enrich classroom instruction in both aviation and space science.

For additional information, please contact the Hawaii Office of Aerospace Development at (808) 586-2388 or via email at

Aerospace in Hawaii Themes

Sunday October 4:  Next-Generation Aviation

Monday October 5: Astronomy: Understanding the Cosmos

Tuesday, October 6: Mission to Planet Earth: Global Observation and Monitoring

Wednesday, October 7: Commercial Space Development

Thursday, October 8: Lunar Science and Exploration

Friday, October 9: Beyond the Moon: Mars, the Asteroids, and other Solar System Bodies

Saturday, October 10: Access to Space: Rockets, Spaceplanes, and other Pathways to the Stars