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Cuba celebrates the World's Week of Space with a busy scientific and cultural program from Havana's Planetarium.

The celebration is centered in bringing children and adults closer to the science of Astronomy and space phenomena.

The UN General Assembly approved in 1999 the celebration to mark the orbiting of the first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, on October 4, 1957, from Baikonur Space Center, in Kazakhstan.

Every visitor will enjoy from October 4 to 10 guided tours at the Plantarium and films related to outer space travels at cultural institutions in Old Havana's City section while the Institute of Geophysics will run the workshop Outer Space, Specific Uses to promote Astronomy as a science.

The Planetarium resumed service in 2009 as part of the events on the International Astronomy Year in collaboration with the National UNESCO Commission, The Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency and the Embassy of Japan, source of most of the technology.

Among the logistics there are several interactive games, including the Universe, the 65-seat Planetarium, the Hall of Space Technology and the Observatory.

Each year, the World's Week of Space also extols the enforcement of the Treaty with the guidelines for outer space exploration and use, including natural satellites like the Moon and other heavenly bodies.

Source: Prensa Latina

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