September 25th - October 2nd 2022

  • The Space Week
  • The Space Week

The long-awaited The Space Week is here! This fall, we will kick off the very first edition of The Space Week from September 25 to October 2! During this 8-day space extravaganza we welcome everyone from within and outside of the industry to come and join the many events happening throughout the entire space region.

The Space Week demystifies space by opening the doors for everyone interested in anything that has to do with space. Visitors, businesses, investors and attendees will grow their knowledge, discover how space technology and data impacts society for the better and accelerate innovations. Meet fellow space enthusiasts or spark your curiosity how space can boost innovations and solve societal challenges; from your neighbour to the current astronauts and everyone in between will be there!

The Space Week 2022 is powered by NL Space Campus in collaboration with ESA ESTEC, Leiden 2022 The European City of Science, and supported by many space partners. Block your calendar to discover more about space than you ever have before!

The Space Week Programme

  • Sunday 25 September

  • Monday 26 September

  • Tuesday 27 September

  • Wednesday 28 September

  • Thursday 29 September

  • Friday 30 September

  • Saturday 1 October

  • Sunday 2 October

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Leiden Observatory Festival - Dive Into the Universe
25 September 2022
Leiden Observatory Festival - Dive Into the Universe
Old Observatory Leiden
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Exhibition: More than Planet
25 September 2022
Exhibition: More than Planet
Old Observatory Leiden
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Citizen Science Project: Seeing Stars
25 September 2022
Citizen Science Project: Seeing Stars
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Discover Space at Space Expo
25 September 2022
Discover Space at Space Expo
Space Expo
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Open Day Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON)
25 September 2022
Open Day Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON)
SRON, Niels Bohrweg 4, Leiden
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Seeing Stars Leiden
25 September 2022
Seeing Stars Leiden
In and around the Old Observatory in Leiden
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Astronomy on tap: Informal astronomy talks in a Leiden bar
26 September 2022
Astronomy on tap: Informal astronomy talks in a Leiden bar
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Mini-Symposium 60th Anniversary European Southern Observatory
26 September 2022
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Mini-Symposium 60th Anniversary European Southern Observatory
Rijksmuseum Boerhaave
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 The Origin of Comets: The Cloud of Oort [Dutch]
26 September 2022
The Origin of Comets: The Cloud of Oort [Dutch]
Old Observatory Leiden
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ESA BIC, Broker and Φ-labNET Network Annual Meeting
27 September 2022
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ESA BIC, Broker and Φ-labNET Network Annual Meeting
NL Space Campus
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Exhibition: More than planet
27 September 2022
Exhibition: More than planet
Old Observatory Leiden
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Discover Space at Space Expo
27 September 2022
Discover Space at Space Expo
Space Expo
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Navigate To The Future: Discover how space data impacts society and creates new business
27 September 2022
Navigate To The Future: Discover how space data impacts society and creates new business
NL Space Campus at Space Expo
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ESA BIC, Broker and Φ-labNET Network Annual Meeting - Day 2
28 September 2022
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ESA BIC, Broker and Φ-labNET Network Annual Meeting - Day 2
NL Space Campus
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ISD Panel 2: Investments in Space in times of Economic Downturn
28 September 2022
ISD Panel 2: Investments in Space in times of Economic Downturn
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Exhibition: More than Planet
28 September 2022
Exhibition: More than Planet
Old Observatory Leiden
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Industry Space Days - Day 1
28 September 2022
Industry Space Days - Day 1
ESA ESTEC
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ESA Commercial Gateway Network Event
28 September 2022
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ESA Commercial Gateway Network Event
Space Expo
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NL Space Campus @ Industry Space Day 1
28 September 2022
NL Space Campus @ Industry Space Day 1
ESA ESTEC
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Demonstration James Webb Telescope
28 September 2022
Demonstration James Webb Telescope
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Facility Tour & Business Networking Event Celestia STS
28 September 2022
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Facility Tour & Business Networking Event Celestia STS
Huygensstraat 44, Noordwijk
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Anniversary event SME4SPACE
28 September 2022
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Anniversary event SME4SPACE
ESA ESTEC
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Discover Space at Space Expo
28 September 2022
Discover Space at Space Expo
Space Expo
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Lecture: The Invention of Radioastronomy (Dutch)
28 September 2022
Lecture: The Invention of Radioastronomy (Dutch)
Old Observatory Leiden
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NL Space Campus @ Industry Space Day 2
29 September 2022
NL Space Campus @ Industry Space Day 2
ESA ESTEC
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Exhibition: More than Planet
29 September 2022
Exhibition: More than Planet
Old Observatory Leiden
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NL Space Campus Network&Drinks XL
29 September 2022
NL Space Campus Network&Drinks XL
NL Space Campus
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ESA BIC, Broker and Φ-labNET Network Annual Meeting - Day 3
29 September 2022
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ESA BIC, Broker and Φ-labNET Network Annual Meeting - Day 3
NL Space Campus
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Industry Space Days - Day 2
29 September 2022
Industry Space Days - Day 2
ESA ESTEC
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LDE NL Space Campus Summer School 2022 Reunion
29 September 2022
LDE NL Space Campus Summer School 2022 Reunion
Space Expo
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Discover Space at Space Expo
30 September 2022
Discover Space at Space Expo
Space Expo
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Lunar Zebro Lecture: Brainpower: Artificial Intelligence on the Moon
30 September 2022
Lunar Zebro Lecture: Brainpower: Artificial Intelligence on the Moon
Museum Boerhaave / Online
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Valuable 500 visits ESA ESTEC
30 September 2022
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Valuable 500 visits ESA ESTEC
NL Space Campus
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Space Buzz: Introducing Space for Children through VR
30 September 2022
Space Buzz: Introducing Space for Children through VR
NL Space Campus, Space Expo
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Exhibition: More than planet
30 September 2022
Exhibition: More than planet
Old Observatory Leiden
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Space Buzz: Introducing space to policy makers through VR
01 October 2022
Space Buzz: Introducing space to policy makers through VR
NL Space Campus, Space Expo
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New Astronaut on the Walk of Space Noordwijk: Matthias Maurer
01 October 2022
New Astronaut on the Walk of Space Noordwijk: Matthias Maurer
Koningin Wilhelminaboulevard, Noordwijk
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ESA ESTEC Open Day for people with a disability
01 October 2022
ESA ESTEC Open Day for people with a disability
ESA ESTEC
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Discover Space at Space Expo
01 October 2022
Discover Space at Space Expo
Space Expo
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Space Citizen Forum
01 October 2022
Space Citizen Forum
ESA ESTEC
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Exhibition: More than planet
01 October 2022
Exhibition: More than planet
Old Observatory Leiden
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The Space Week Festival 2022
02 October 2022
The Space Week Festival 2022
NL Space Campus
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Exhibition: More than planet
02 October 2022
Exhibition: More than planet
Old Observatory Leiden
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NL Space Tent at the ESTEC Open day
02 October 2022
NL Space Tent at the ESTEC Open day
NL Space Campus, ESA ESTEC
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ESA ESTEC Open Day
02 October 2022
ESA ESTEC Open Day
ESA ESTEC, Space Expo
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Space Citizen Forum
02 October 2022
Space Citizen Forum

Sunday 25 September

Citizen Science Project: Seeing Stars
25 September 2022
Citizen Science Project: Seeing Stars

Tuesday 27 September

Exhibition: More than planet
27 September 2022
Exhibition: More than planet
Old Observatory Leiden
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Discover Space at Space Expo
27 September 2022
Discover Space at Space Expo
Space Expo
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Navigate To The Future: Discover how space data impacts society and creates new business
27 September 2022
Navigate To The Future: Discover how space data impacts society and creates new business
NL Space Campus at Space Expo
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Wednesday 28 September

NL Space Campus @ Industry Space Day 1
28 September 2022
NL Space Campus @ Industry Space Day 1
ESA ESTEC
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Demonstration James Webb Telescope
28 September 2022
Demonstration James Webb Telescope
Discover Space at Space Expo
28 September 2022
Discover Space at Space Expo
Space Expo
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Thursday 29 September

NL Space Campus @ Industry Space Day 2
29 September 2022
NL Space Campus @ Industry Space Day 2
ESA ESTEC
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LDE NL Space Campus Summer School 2022 Reunion
29 September 2022
LDE NL Space Campus Summer School 2022 Reunion
Space Expo
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Friday 30 September

Lunar Zebro Lecture: Brainpower: Artificial Intelligence on the Moon
30 September 2022
Lunar Zebro Lecture: Brainpower: Artificial Intelligence on the Moon
Museum Boerhaave / Online
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Saturday 1 October

Discover Space at Space Expo
01 October 2022
Discover Space at Space Expo
Space Expo
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Exhibition: More than planet
01 October 2022
Exhibition: More than planet
Old Observatory Leiden
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Sunday 2 October

The Space Week Festival 2022
02 October 2022
The Space Week Festival 2022
NL Space Campus
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Exhibition: More than planet
02 October 2022
Exhibition: More than planet
Old Observatory Leiden
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Come and demystify the world of space with us! For

  • All curious people
  • Neighbours and families
  • Students and teachers
  • Space citizens and (citizen) scientists
  • Businesses and investors
  • Municipalities and provinces
  • Engineers and astronauts
  • Everyone on Planet Earth and those wanting to use space to do good 

Why join The Space Week?

  • Learn why space innovation is essential to facilitate our everyday life on earth (think of navigation, the microwave, solar panels and much more) 
  • Get inspired with passionate space talks, visits and all the potential the space industry has to offer
  • Experience the beginning of the James Webb Telescope Era, where we go further and look closer to the beginning everyday
  • Learn how to accelerate your ideas and business using opportunities from the space industry
  • Benefit from direct access to the vast network of the space industry including universities, investors and future talent
  • Be part of the future that is here now.

Frequently asked questions

Since there’s so much going on during this 8-day space festival, we can imagine you need help getting oriented. Find the most frequently asked questions below to get started. For remaining questions, please contact us via mail.

Where is The Space Week 2022?

The Space Week is an 8-day space festival with various events on multiple locations. It starts in Leiden and ends in the heart of the Dutch Space Industry: Noordwijk. Click on each individual event to find out where it is located.

Which events can I attend?

Depending on the organising party, you will see for whom every event is open when you click on any event in the programme. Some events are specifically for children, and some are specifically for investors or employees of the municipality. Don't worry, there is an event for everyone! See the programme on our website for a complete overview of the 8-day programme. 

How do I get invited to (closed) events?

Every event has an organising party, which is indicated on the event page when you click on the one you are interested in. If you are interested to join a closed event that is on invite only, but you have not been personally invited, you may contact the organising party of that event directly to request an invitation. It is up to the organising party to decide wether or not they can offer you entrance. NL Space Campus has no influence on that decision. Please contact the organising party for any questions. 

I’m interested in exploring how space can help me grow my business, which events should I attend?

If you are a (non-space) investor and/or business wanting to connect with the industry to accelerate your growth, we recommend you to attend the Navigate to the Future event and the Network&Drinks XL. There you can learn, talk and network with likeminded people and businesses. You can also find us there and we are happy to talk, answer all your questions in person, and help you get connected to the right organisations and businesses. Also follow us on LinkedIn for more opportunities for (non-)space businesses!

What is the difference between Leiden 2022 European City of Science and The Space Week?

The Space Week is a collaboration between NL Space Campus, ESA ESTEC and Leiden 2022, and lasts for 8 days in total. The Space Week is part of the year long programme of Leiden 2022 European City of Science, where there is an event happening every day for 365 days. You can find more about the year long programme on www.leiden2022.nl 

Leiden Delft Erasmus Universities
Universiteit Leiden
Space Business Innovation Center - SBIC
Gemeente Noordwijk
Provincie Zuid-Holland
Netherlands Space Office - NSO
SpaceNed
GroundstationDOT Space
GNSS CoE
Space Expo Noordwijk
SRON
Universiteit Leiden - Astronomy
EUSPA
Noordwijk Marketing
Oude Sterrewacht Leiden
European Southern Observatory
  • Leiden Delft Erasmus Universities
  • Universiteit Leiden
  • Space Business Innovation Center - SBIC
  • Gemeente Noordwijk
  • Provincie Zuid-Holland
  • Netherlands Space Office - NSO
  • SpaceNed
  • GroundstationDOT Space
  • GNSS CoE
  • Space Expo Noordwijk
  • SRON
  • Universiteit Leiden - Astronomy
  • EUSPA
  • Noordwijk Marketing
  • Oude Sterrewacht Leiden
  • European Southern Observatory