City Notes: Israeli Space Week to launch

A round up of news from around the nation.

By COMPILED BY JULIE STEIGERWALD
January 26, 2017 14:33
4 minute read.
Israeli Space Week

Cast an eye to the heavens as part of Israeli Space Week. (photo credit: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SPACE MINISTRY)

CENTER

The annual Israeli Space Week is set to blast off on Sunday with various stellar activities for the whole family taking place in the country’s Center.

Tel Aviv:

The Eretz Israel Museum is due to host the festive week’s main event – a virtual reality experience presented by SpaceIL, a nonprofit organization working to fulfill the mission of landing the first Israeli spacecraft on the moon. As part of the interactive endeavor, children can virtually experience what it is like to be in outer space and take part in a journey from the launching to the navigation to the landing of a spacecraft.

The program will run from Sunday to Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Free registration for the event at www.space.gov.il/node/1345.


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