At the National Space Centre
The National Space Centre (an educational charity) is the UK’s largest visitor centre devoted to space science and has welcomed more than two million visitors since opening in 2001. The centre houses the UK’s largest planetarium (named in honour of Sir Patrick Moore) and its in-house digital production team have produced “fulldome” planetarium shows for worldwide audiences in more than 25 countries and 200 venues.
The National Space Centre Planetarium shows include "full dome" presentations made by in-house production team NSC Creative, including the highly acclaimed We Are Astronomers.
The National Space Academy was created to help develop the country’s next generation of scientists and engineers. It works with NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and a host of other science organisations in the UK and overseas.
The Academy has been running curriculum focused masterclasses and teacher training at the National Space Centre since 2008 using the Academy’s dedicated onsite teaching laboratory. This programme of education has demonstrably succeeded in improving physics, chemistry, biology and geography support in the East Midlands and is now being extended across the country.
The National Space Centre also hosts Academy-led careers events, providing an inspiring and unique venue in which to find out about career pathways and job opportunities in the UK space sector.
Both students and teachers attending Academy courses at the National Space Centre have an opportunity to enjoy planetarium shows and the whole visitor centre experience as well as the intensive learning that is at the heart of National Space Academy programmes.
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