WELCOME TO THE NATIONAL ASTROPHYSICS AND SPACE SCIENCE PROGRAMME (NASSP)

The National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP) is a multi-institutional initiative aimed at producing MSc graduates in areas pertaining to astronomy, astrophysics and space science. The NASSP model is based on the fact that expertise in these cognate areas is spread thinly and unevenly in academic departments across South Africa and that a national coordinated skills development strategy is necessary to address the issue. NASSP positions itself as a Human Capital Development (HCD) project with two tiers of transformation as focal outcomes.