LAHORE (PR) - World Space Week (WSW) is an annual event and is celebrated in some fifty five countries of the world. Suparco has been regularly celebrating WSW in the last seven years. Pakistan Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco) shall hold an inauguration ceremony at 09:00 am on Monday at Suparco Office, Lahore, to formally commence World Space Week 2015 celebrations. The chief guest will be commencing the world space week at the ceremony.

The ceremony will be followed by a space family fair at Gulshan-e-lqbal Park, which will include different educative, interesting and colorful activities like Project Competition of Universities, Water Rocket Demonstration and Competition, Sky Gazing and Model & Poster making competitions among the students of different schools and colleges of Lahore on 10th and 11th October 2015 respectively. Other festivities will include display of different satellite models and informative movies on space and satellite technology.

A mobile education van equipped with multimedia shall deliver space awareness lectures and show documentary movie to kids of schools at suburbs of district Lahore to create awareness of space amongst students.

On 6th October 2015 there will be a quiz competition followed by Astronomy Night. Declamation Contest shall be held among students of different public and private schools of Lahore at SRDC-L. Suparco (SRDC-L), in collaboration with PIA Planetarium Lahore, has also arranged to conduct Sky Simulation Shows and lectures for school students throughout WSW 2015.

The celebrations in Lahore will culminate on 12th October 2015 with a prize distribution ceremony at SRDC-L for the winners of Model & Poster Competition, and Declamation Competition, conducted during the week.

Activities of WSW 2015 will be held simultaneously, in Faisalabad, Multan, Bahawalpur, Quetta, Karachi and Islamabad as well. Water Rocket completion training for teachers of participating schools has been arranged at Faisalabad, Lahore and Bahawalpur.