19-20 October 2023 | Sofia Tech Park

National Forum on Contemporary Space Research 2023


The leading event on space in Bulgaria.

The National Forum on Contemporary Space Research (NaFSKI) seeks to demonstrate the latest breakthroughs and achievements of space science and technology.

NaFSKI is organized for a fourth time by Branch Cosmos of the Union of the Physicists in Bulgaria. It gathers leading researchers and innovators from Bulgaria and beyond, creating new opportunities for collaboration.


October 2023

The Venue

Sofia Tech Park

Meet the space sector in person.

Organized by

Branch Cosmos UPB
Sfera Technologies
Faculty of Physics, Sofia University
Sofia University

Supported by

Space Fluent

NaFSKI-IV is under the auspices of the Ministry of Innovation and Growth of Bulgaria

Day 1

19 October

09:30 – 18:30

The presentations during the first day will cover the following topics:

  • Funding opportunities for space research
  • Satellites & platforms
  • Missions & payload
  • Exoplanets
  • Education & communicating science

The presentations during the second day will cover the following topics:

  • Communications & remote Earth observations
  • Radio astronomy & solar physics
  • The universe, gravity and particles
  • Cosmic rays & nucleosynthesis

Day 2

20 October

09:30 – 18:30

Career day and Poster session

19 & 20 October

09:30 – 18:30

PhD students and young scientists are welcome to present the results of current and interesting research, as a poster presentation or an invited talk.

A Career Day devoted to careers and training in the aerospace sector will run parallel to the presentations in the foyer.

Publishing the forum proceedings

The proceedings from NaFSKI-IV will be published in Journal of Physics: Conference Series


NaFSKI-IV was held in Sofia Tech Park, Incubator Building, The Venue hall.

address: Tsarigradsko Shose 111 boulevard, Sofia



Venelin KOZHUHAROV (Faculty of Physics–SU)

Elisaveta PENEVA (Faculty of Physics–SU)



Stoyan MISHEV (New Bulgarian University)

Hristomir YORDANOV (Faculty of Physics–SU)


Vladimir BOZHILOV (Faculty of Physics–SU)

Gergana GUEROVA (Faculty of Physics–SU)

Zdravko DIMITROV (Sfera Technologies)

Irina GANCHEVA (Faculty of Physics–SU)

Stefan LALKOVSKI (Faculty of Physics–SU)