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Astro Academy is highlight of successful Symposium

Symposium220The National Space Academy Symposium is an opportunity for all of the National Space Academy staff, core team and Lead Educators, to review the past 12 months, and also look to new and exciting projects for the future. This year, the pinnacle of the Symposium was the demonstration of the soon to be released Astro Academy: Principia teacher resources.

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Space Career Day success

NJAD220Becoming an astronaut is often seen as the very pinnacle of any space industry and never more than now is that the case in the UK, with UK ESA Astronaut Tim Peake currently in orbit; however being an astronaut is only one career path, within one of the many avenues in the UK space sector.

This was the message of the 'Not just an Astronaut' Day hosted by the National Space Academy at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

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Highlands and Islands celebrate science and engineering

AReid200HighlandOver 100 young people from 20 local schools got stuck in to science and engineering at the Highlands and Islands Celebration of Engineering and Science event held at the Eden Court Theatre (Inverness) on March 11th.

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Space Research Centre seeks new Apprentice

unileicesterThe Space Research Centre at the University of Leicester has a new vacancy for a Space Instrumentation Apprentice.

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China workshops showcase National Space Academy international potential

Chris Amy Judith Forbidden City inside gate 2 editedBritish Science and Engineering week saw numerous Academy masterclasses delivered in the UK - and an entire programme of workshops funded by the British Council delivered at international schools in China.

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Space Engineering students link up with Tim Peake


Sky News Tim Peake interview Sharon MarrisYesterday three students from the National Space Academy's Space Engineering course at Loughborough College were called upon to help Sky News interview Tim Peake via live link with the International Space Station.  Producers from Sky News worked with the National Space Centre to broadcast the link-up live to the centre's family visitors and fellow students from the course.

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Cornwall and Oxfordshire host spring CPDs

Goonhilly220To best highlight the work of the National Space Academy, lead educators were invited to run CPD workshops in two locations during March. The first was as part of the Prince's Teaching Institute CPD Subject Days and the second was a showcase for teachers in Cornwall hosted at the Goonhilly Earth Station.

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New project seeks Academy expertise for Polish physics teaching

cbk imageThis week saw Academy core team and Lead Educators visit the Space Research Centre at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, to kick off a project that will reinvigorate the teaching of physics at secondary levels in Poland.

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Annual Stargazing Event at RAL reaches new heights

RAL Stargazing event220The Annual Stargazing event at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory took place on Friday 12 February.  Like most events this year it held special significance, and was extremely popular, in part due to ESA UK Astronaut Tim Peake being in orbit aboard the International Space Station.

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Graduates attend 3rd Annual Space Industry Careers Conference


Anu and studentsMonday the 8th of February saw the Academy's Graduate Space Industry Careers Conference bring over 100 undergraduates, graduates and postgraduate students together to hear from key voices in the UK space sector.  With a programme illustrating the breadth of the sector the event featured speakers involved in such diverse areas as planetary science research on Mars and using satellite data to support agriculture on Earth.

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