SGAC Nigeria

Regional Coordinator National Points of Contact
Africa Nigeria
Suki Sule Funmi Erinfolami
Suki Dauda Sule
Aug 2014-Aug 2016
Funmi Erinfolami
Sep 2013-Sep 2015
Akinsanmi Babatunde
Oct 2014-Oct 2016
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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

o Teacher Training Program: Collaboration with Universe-Awareness program to organize a teacher training workshop to enhance teachers with resources and skills to pass knowledge of space to their students – starting second quarter of 2015

o 2-day training workshop on STK basics, GNSS and a Geocaching competition in Obafemi Awolowo

OAU STudents During Training
OAU STudents During Training

University Campus in collaboration with OAU space club, 13th and 14th March, 2015.

o Seminars and workshops will be organised throughout the year on GNSS, Space Weather, Telemedicine, Astronomy, space situational awareness and other trending space issues within the country. Dates for these activities will be announced

o 2nd International Conference of the Geophysical Society at Convenant University, Ota, Ogun State, 17th – 20th March, 2015. www.niggs.org

o Star night, April, 2015 (specific day to be announced later)

o GNSS workshop at Federal University of Technology Akure, March 2015

 

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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