The XIV National Workshop The ultra-terrestrial space and its pacific use will be developed in the Rosa Elena Simeón Planetarium in Old Havana, from October 2nd to 4th as part of the World Week of the Space.
This meeting, convened by the Geophysics and Astronomy Institute, has among its objectives to favor the interchange of experiences and to join forces for improving the use of the spatial applications in our country.
Another objective is to know the realized work in the institutions of the West Indies’ biggest island and promoting its integration in the spatial subject matter.
The topics for debating by the professionals and the institutions related to researches and spatial applications will be about the Basic Spatial Sciences; Astronomy; Spatial Geophysics; Remote sensing; Global Positioning Systems; Distance Learning and Spatial Meteorology.
Likewise, Spatial Physic; applications of the spatial technology: Medicine, Communications, Agriculture, Industry, Cartography and other branches.
The World Week of the Space – declared in December 6th of 1999 by the General Assembly of the United Nations – is annually realized from October 4th to 10th in order to celebrating the contributions of science and spatial technology to the man’s improvement.
The selection of both dates is not casual: it was on December 4th of 1957 when the Soviet Union launched the Sputnik, first artificial satellite of the Earth, to the ultra-terrestrial space, this event began the path to the exploration of the cosmos.
In the same manner, in October 10th of 1967 came into effect the Treaty about the concepts that must govern the States’ activities in the exploration and the use of the ultra-terrestrial space, even the Moon and others celestial bodies.
By: Lucía Sanz Araujo