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Dec 2013-Dec 2015
Oct 2012-Oct 2016
Welcome to the SGAC Kenya website! You have found the right place if you are looking for space related information in Kenya. We are a young network of young professionals and university students, trying to promote the ideals of SGAC in a number of educational projects. Our goal is to reach the youth and to educate the people, creating awareness of the benefits of space and building our future in space. Kenya is located in East Africa along the Indian Ocean at the Equator, at the heart of our continent. If you have any questions, contact our team and please join us!
Young Space Activities overview in Kenya
It is acknowledged that Space science can enhance socio-economic development and has potential to provide cost –effective solutions to many humanity are pressing needs. Today all parts of the world are being united by communications satellites while space based sensor systems are continually monitoring the globe. All these are providing the support needed for sustainable development. Recently, Kenya has taken a keen interest in Space Science. SGAC Kenya has so far provided strong networking capabilities, allowing many University Students and young professionals engage in Space related Activities across the country and abroad. Most of the events held have focused on motivating learners pursue Space Science. Areas of Application of Space Science in Kenya include: Communications, Resource Survey, Land use/Land Cover mapping, Weather Analysis, Navigation, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geodetic positioning.
|NPoC Nicholas Muinde gives a presentation during the Yuri’s Night Kenya held on 12th April 2014|
|Pupils of the K.U Primary school pose for a photo with SGAC members at the end of a presentation outside the school’s main hall|
|SGAC member Muriu Kariuki shows learners how to use a Galileo Scope outside the hall at the end of a presentation|
Accomplishments in 2014
- Formation of Science Clubs in different institutions in the country, e.g The physics Club established at the Domus Mariae School, Kenya.
- Outreach activities to various institutions. Different presentations were given to motivate learners pursue Space Science. Notably was the Yuri’s Night held at the Ketelembo Boys High school on the night of 12th April 2014.
Country-specific events in 2015
- Celebrating Yuri’s Night on 12th April 2015 at the Domus Mariae School, Nairobi.
- Yuri’s night 2015 (12 April): Yuri’s night is a celebration of humanity’s achievement in space. It marks the launch of the first human into space, Yuri Gagarin on April 12, 1961 and the launch of the first Space Shuttle, STS-1 on April 12, 1981.
- IST-Africa 2015 Conference & Exhibition 06-08 May, Lilongwe, Malawi.
Interesting Web Links for Young Generation in Kenya
- Department of Physics, Kenyatta University
- Institute of Physics Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
- National Council for Science and Technology
- Regional Centre for mapping of Resources for Development
B.Sc in Astronomy and Astrophysics at University of Nairobi, Main Campus
B.Sc in Physics at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Integration of Nuclear Science and Technology Programme at National Council for Science and Technology
Space and Environmental Science Activities at the National Council for Science and Technology
Remote sensing and Image Processing at the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development