International Conference “The Universe begins with U”

on 07 October 2021

Between 4-8 October 2021, the "Tudor Vianu" National College of Informatics in Bucharest is organising the International Conference “The Universe Begins with U”.

The event, which takes place during World Space Week, brings together Space Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics lovers – specialists, students, teachers in a joint project that promotes STEM values.

The conference aims to stimulate interest in Astronomy and Space Sciences - essential disciplines for the training of future specialists and explorers of the Universe.

The official opening of the International Conference "The Universe begins with U" took place on Monday, October 4, 2021, with the speeches of Prof. Claudia Emilia Anghel, director, "Tudor Vianu" National College of Informatics in Bucharest and Assoc. Dr. Cristina Miron, PRODECAN of the Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest.

On Tuesday, the second day of the conference, Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay, Robotics Technologist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology (CALTECH) was invited.

World Space Week consists of space education and outreach events held by space agencies, aerospace companies, schools, planetaria, museums, and astronomy clubs around the world in a common timeframe.

The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year during the same period: 4 – 10 October, since these dates commemorate two events: 4 October 1957 — launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, thus opening the way for space exploration and 10 October 1967 — the signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.

World Space Week is coordinated at a global level by the United Nations with the support of the World Space Week Association (WSWA). The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) is the institution promoting the campaign in Romania.

More details and also the event’s agenda can be found here

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