|National Point of Contact
May 2012-May 2016
Diego Alejandro Albarracin Gonzalez
Welcome to the SGAC Colombia page! On this page you can find anything you need to know regarding our organization as well as the related space activities that take place here in Colombia. Our goal is to get more students and young professionals to participate and get involved in space exploration. We hope you find it useful and welcome any comments or suggestions. Come join us!
Young Space Activities Overview in Colombia
Most of the space initiatives and activities that take place in Colombia are thanks to the Colombian Space Commission (CCE). This commission acts as the national space agency of Colombia. The CCE is a high level body, chaired by the Colombia Vice President and comprised of the Foreign Affairs, National Defense, Agriculture and Rural Development, Interior of Justice and Transport Ministers; the Colombian Air Force Commander and the directors of the National Planning department, the Augustin Codazzi Geographic Institute (IGAC) and the Presidential Agency for the Social Action.
Besides the commission there are other entities and universities such as: The Sergio Arboleda University, the Bogotá Planetarium and Maloka, who create different activities and seminars to get kids and young professionals interested in space.
For more information make sure to check out our interesting link section below, as well as the Colombia’s annual report 2011.
Country-Specific Events in 2013
Interesting Web Links for the Young Generation in Colombia
More information on Libertad I., Colombia’s Cubesat
Astronomía Colombia, clubes de astronomía y grupos de investigación
Comisión Colombiana del Espacio
Univercidad Sergio Arboleda Observatorio Astronomico
Planetario de Bogotá