Report on World Space Week 2005: Prepared in Cooperation by United Nations

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Lugar: Planetario de Barranquilla. Ponentes: Germán Puerta Restrepo. Temática: Vida en el Universo y el enigma OVNI • Viernes 7 de octubre: Conferencia a estudiantes de Colegios de la Autopista Vía. Lugar: International Berckley School. Conferencista: Raúl Joya Olarte. Temática sugerida: Colombia en Órbita • Tertulia con comunidad de expertos y aficionados a la astronomía. Lugar: Planetario de Barranquilla. Ponentes: Raúl Joya Olarte. Temática: Colombia en Órbita • Sábado 8 de octubre: Especial Radial de Voz Infantil, Hola Juventud y Panel Sin fronteras dedicado a "SME-05, Espacio e imaginación".

Mr. Jacek Szubiakowski, Director of the Planetarium and Mrs. Elzbieta Plucinska, who is responsible for the World Space Week events, prepared a very interesting programme, which included lectures on the exploration of the solar system and the latest discoveries on Mars. The lectures about Mars and other planets were accompanied by concerts of music dedicated to space. 39 There were several events organized by the Polish Astronautics Society. Especially active were groups from Gdansk, Gdynia and Torun (the city of Copernicus).

Memorabilia with a strong Austrian connection were the original moon rocks, flown with a small Austrian flag on board Apollo 11, which were packed together after the first manned Moon mission and presented to the Austrian Government by the USA. The most massive exhibit was an iron meteorite; although only as big as two hands, it nevertheless had a mass of 22 kg. Much lighter was the smallest fly able rocket of the world; with a length of only 22 mm long it has an entry in the Guinness Book of Records for having achieved an altitude of more than 4 meters.

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