Space Week Events

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Monday, 28 August, 2000

Space week will be held from October 4 through 10, 2000. Current Space Week projects include the opening/inauguration of the new heritage display in the Namadgi National Park, on the site of the former Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station, Lunar Observation Night at the Sydney Observatory on October 6 and The 'Lost in Space' children's exhibit at the Australian National Gallery (running from August 2000 to December and open during Space Week).

A feature of space week will be The Australian Students Space Association Conference which will be held from October 5-7. This three day conference, which coincides with the UN International Space Week, has been convened under the theme of 'Education and Collaboration: Building a Sustainable Australian Space Industry'. The program will outline details of Australia's involvement to date, providing delegates with an opportunity to gain insight into all major aspects of emerging space endeavours.

Sessions will encompass space law and policy, satellite technology and life science through to space research and ethics, space education and Mars exploration. In addition to addresses by international speakers, presentations will be made by Australian students about current involvement in space related projects and initiatives.

Other Space Week events will be the advance announcement of the National Museum of Australia's 'Journeys into Space' exhibition (not open until November 2001) and the launch of Australia Post's new space-themed stamp as part of National Stamp Collecting Month.

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