SGAC Nigeria

Regional Coordinator National Points of Contact
Africa Nigeria
Suki Sule Funmi Erinfolami
Oniosun Temidayo Isaiah
Feb 2017 - Feb 2019
Funmi Erinfolami
Sep 2013 - Sep 2017
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Welcome to SGAC Nigeria Page. The Nigerian sector holds tremendous opportunities for students and young professionals. Nigeria, holding a strong position as one of the few space faring nations in Africa, is committed to growing its expertise in space science and technology to contribute significantly to the technological prowess and socio-economic development of the nation. SGAC Nigeria offers a good foundation for students and young professional in diverse fields to share a vision to advance Nigeria's role in the international Space Community. SGAC Nigeria connects its members to the head of Nigerian Space Program which is at the National Space Research and Development Agency and also to other professionals in the field. We share news of opportunities, scholarships, conferences and internships within and outside the country which would help develop the capacity of our members.

 

NASRDA Planetarium

Overview of activities for young people

Space related activities in Nigeria are aimed towards engaging young people in Space science and other related fields of science and technology. Public outreach has been a strong means of spreading space activities in the country owing to activities by SGAC Nigeria, Astronomers-Without- Borders, ARCSSTEE, NASRDA and Universe-Awareness program. The activities from these organizations cover students and teachers in secondary and primary schools, tertiary institutions and other research agencies.

The headquarters of the National Space Research and Development Agency in Abuja is in the building and equipping its Space Museum and Planetarium which when completed would be an exciting way to motivate and educate people about space activities; this move is guaranteed to skyrocket the interest of the general public especially young people and give the necessary awareness to space activities in the country.

 

Country-specific events in 2017

  May 16: Space Outreach "Why Space?" by SGAC in collaboration with NASRDA

 

 

Interesting Web Links for the Young Generation in Nigeria

Astronomers-Without-Borders

Universe-Awareness program

South African Astronomical Observatory

Yuri’s night event

Windows to the Universe

National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA)

Center for Basic Space Sciences (CBSS)

GeoApps Plus Limited

Nasrda Space Museum ARCSSTEE Space Regional Conference
Nasrda Space Museum ARCSSTEE Space Regional Conference

 


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