SGAC Zambia

National Points of Contact Zambia

Welcome to SGAC Zambia.

As we endeavor as a nation to understand the universe around us, our aim is to spread enthusiasm of space related activities to the core of our nation. We are not discouraged by not having a space agency, infact we are even more determined to be of great enlightening service by creating a great bond among the youth, young space professionals and university students.

Since its inception in 2003, SGAC Zambia has continued to grow! Despite Zambia not having Space stations in the global space platform, its social and economic development, largely, depends on the use of space applications, space satellites and services. The engagement and participation in the SGAC activities by young space professionals, students and pupils in Zambia, has tremendously made the network to grow. If you feel like joining us you are most welcome. Your every effort to be a part of our team will go a long way in empowering our nation.

Young Space Activities Overview in Zambia

The SGAC group in Zambia strives to promote its activities by organizing various space-related events in Universities, Colleges and Schools. In the area of education, SGAC Zambia advocates the introduction of space-related subjects in schools through its outreach programme awareness by Brochure handout, space science and astronomy contests and debates. The members of SGAC Zambia are encouraged to participate in annual national and international space events such as the commemoration of Yuri’s Night, Astronomy Without Borders, the World Space Week and national seminars or workshops on space related topics.

For more information, make sure to check out our interesting link section below, and the national report of Zambia in SGAC’s 2009, 2010, 201, 2012 and 2017 Annual Reports.

Country-Specific Events in 2017

Yuri’s Night (12 April): Young professionals, students and pupils in Zambia are encouraged to get involved in celebrating this special event by sharing their passion for space. Yuri’s Night is a celebration of humanity’s achievements in space and it is celebrated every year in April around the globe to commemorate the first human space flight. To be part of this celebration get involved by visiting Yuri’s night page or contact Ackson Kondwani Mwenda.

World Space Week (4-10 October): An international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the improvement of the human condition. It consists of space education and outreach events held by space agencies, aerospace companies, schools, planetaria, museums, and astronomy clubs around the world in a common timeframe. THEME FOR 2017 IS “Exploring New Worlds in Space”

Interesting Web Links for the Young Generation in Zambia

Universities and Colleges

The University of Zambia – Natural Sciences Department The Copperbelt University – Mathematics and Natural sciences department Mulungushi University Zambia Air Services Institute – Meteorology

Other Interesting Web links

SGAC Zambia Outreach in Schools Past picture events Pictures of past events African Space Science & Policy Institute Blue Marble Space – Distribution of Marble Space Stickers Yuri’s Night World Space Party World Space Week International Year of Astronomy Astronomers Without Borders Galileo Teacher Training Program