The coronavirus pandemic has affected Noosphere’s schedule of events for 2020. Some have been postponed for the fall, while for others we were able to either join or create an online format. We will talk about each of them below.
Noosphere expands the scope of its online activities. On July 18, we held the Mafia IT Cup, an online game for true mafia fans. IT-specialists, freelancers and students from all over Ukraine did their best to play roles of mafiosos, courtesans, commissars, doctors and civilians.
On May 30-31, NASA jointly with ESA , JAXA, CSA and CNES organized a global virtual hackathon – NASA Space Apps COVID-19 Challenge. The hackathon aimed at addressing issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Noosphere, as a regular local organizer of NASA Space Apps Challenge since 2017, also joined the virtual edition of the hackathon dedicated to the effects of the pandemic.
From March 1 to May 15, Noosphere held an all-Ukrainian children’s drawing competition with the theme “Flight to the Moon and Beyond”. Children and teenagers aged 3 to 17 from all over Ukraine took part in the competition.
Igor G. Khanin is a prominent Ukrainian scientist who shares our belief in Noosphere and promotes Noosphere’s philosophy. In light of recent events related to the coronavirus pandemic and Noosphere’s participation in NASA Space Apps COVID-19 Challenge as a local organizer, Dr. Khanin couldn’t help but express his philosophical point of view. He packed his thoughts into this little article.
In April, Noosphere joined the United Nations social initiative to spread the word about coronavirus (COVID-19).