SGAC Sudan

National Point of Contact
Sudan
Manahil Abdalla Ahmed Saad
Manahil Abdalla
Dec 2013-Dec 2015
Ahmed Saad
Nov 2014-Nov 2016
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Welcome to SGAC Sudan! Since 2011, the Sudanese Society for Astronomy and  Space science Society (SSASS) is Interest in astronomy and space science and the universe to play a role in the dissemination of science as a springboard for efforts to complete the Sudanese humanitarian priority for the dissemination of science and upgrading the knowledge and humanity defeat illiteracy in science and the universe and members in the community Sudanese. If you have any questions, don't hesitate and contact our NPoCs!

Overview of activities in Sudan for young people

Space related activities commenced more than five decades ago, however, in Sudan these activities are still in their first steps. The governmental space program is mainly represented by the Remote Sensing Authority and the Sudan Institute for Natural Resources. The Remote Sensing Authority has been cooperating with the General Organization of Remote Sensing of Syria (GORS), the Inter Islamic Network on Space Science and Technology (ISNET), and the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmospheric Research Commission (SUPARCO). It is also a member of the Arab Remote Sensing Union and the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.

There are some societies and departments dedicated to space and astronomy in Sudanese universities. Due to high demand for geoinformatics studies, many universities have established faculties and departments to give academic degrees of B.Sc. and M.Sc. including the Future University and Sudan Academy of Science. Future University has established a space research center and Faculty of Geoinformatics which is considered the first specialized faculty in Sudan, and they have many research and awareness activities targeting youth.

SGAC ACTIVITIES IN 2014

  • Current State of Space Affairs in Sudan: The Sudanese Society for Astronomy and Space Sciences SGAC (Sudan) in the early to photograph this event. Early in the morning, Wednesday, February 26th, when the decline in the Crescent Moon - sometimes referred to as the Waning Moon - meet with brilliant Venus in the dawn sky .Event on Wednesday, has the time in conjunction 5:00 Central Time Sudan.
  • The New Moon: Event was held to photograph the New Moon in March . 
  • Open Day to show sky: For two days, the Sudanese Society for Astronomy and Space Sciences and SGAC (Sudan) organized an open day with exhibition and observation.
  • Lecture about Abdel- Malik M.Abdel-Rahman: A lecture titled Trying to understand the universe" was presented by Prof. Abdulmalik Mohammed Abdul Rahman on Thursday 10/04/2014 at the Faculty of Science of the University of Sudan for Science and Technology.
  • Cubesat project: A team from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Khartoum was able to build the first satellite, called the Sudanese Cubesat and establish a ground station.

SGAC Activities in 2012 and 2013

The event at the Eclipse of the sun of Observatory, Khartoum, November/2013: 

The event at the Eclipse of the sun of Observatory, Khartoum, November/2013: 

 The event at the Transits of Venus of Observatory Astronomer , Khartoum, 2012

 

 

Interesting Web Links for the Young Generation in Sudan

Remote Sensing Authority (RSA)
Africa City of Technology
Sudan Institute for Natural Sciences
Future University

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Welcome to SGAC Sudan! Here we aim to provide you with a holistic perspective of the space community and space related activities in Sudan. Additionally, we encourage you to participate in those activities by getting a quick look at them here. Although the space community in Sudan is still relatively small, SGAC Sudan tries to bring this topic closer to you. There are new and modern visions to be reviewed and studied by all of us. If you have any questions, don't hesitate and contact our NPoC!


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