APRSAF-16 SEAWG in Bangkok

Space Education and Awareness Working Group of Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) during its 16th Session in Bangkok , Thailand in January, 2010 took a resolution that the next Space Education Seminar would be held in Bangladesh.

Jointly organized by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Bangladesh Astronomical Society (BAS) , APRSAF Space Education Seminar in Bangladesh will be held on 17-19 January, 2011.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novotheater

On 17 -18 January, it will be held in the Auditorium of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novotheatre in Dhaka and on 19 January, in the High School play ground of Enayetpur, the space village in Bangladesh.

Among the foreign speakers who have so far consented to participate in this Seminar, are, Dr.Takashi Kubota, Professor of Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) , JAXA and the Incharge of Guidance and Navigation Network of JAXA’s Hayabusha Mission which brought back

High School Ground, Enayetpur

soils from Asteroid Itokawa to Earth, Dr. Tetsuo Hiraiwa, Senior Researcher of JAXA Space Transportation Directorate, Mr. Eijiro Hirohama, Director , JAXA Space Edudaction Office, Ms. Yolanda Berenguer , Space Education Programme Coordinator, UNESCO Head Quarters, Paris, etc.

Theme of the APRSAF Space Education Seminar in Bangladesh is “Space Science and Technology and their Applications into Classrooms”. Prime objective of this Seminar is to train the Secondary School Teachers to enhance their knowledge about space technologies and its applications and to crate space awareness among the school students.

Dr. Takashi Kubota

Dr. Tetsuo Hiraiwa

Mr. Eijiro Hirohama

Ms. Yolanda Berenguer








APRSAF Space Education Seminar is the First International Space Education Seminar in Bangladesh to focus Bangladesh as one of the important Space emerging countries in the world.

Dr. Keiji Tachikawa President, JAXA

Mr Keiji Tachikawa, President of JAXA has sent a Welcome Message expressing his optimism for success of APRSAF Space Education Seminar in Bangladesh.

It may be mentioned here that President of JAXA sends his Welcome Mesasge only on important International Seminars and in that context it is evident that he considers this Seminar as an important event .

A large number of eminent Educationists , Scientists, Astronomers, Space Enthusiasts and top Government Officials are expected to attend this Seminar.

Architect Yeafesh Osman, the State Minister for Science and Information and Communication Technology, Government of Bangladesh has consented to attend APRSAF Space Education Seminar as the Chief Guest.

For more information about APRSAF Space Education Seminar in Bangladesh, please visit : www.aprsafsesib.org