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First ever London Space Expo delivered by RSC, RAS, and the National Space Academy

London Space ExpoThe National Space Academy, Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal Astronomical Society are extremely pleased to announce the successful completion of the first ever running of the London Space Expo. 

Students in London were treated to a day of activities and talks all geared towards highlighting the opportunities available to them in the UK space sector. 

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Second Space Engineering Student Wins Physics Award

Jacob KellockThe National Space Academy is delighted to note that a second Space Engineering student from Loughborough College has won the title of School Physicist of the Year - this time in Nottinghamshire.

Jacob Kellock was officially presented with the Ogden Trust accolade by the University of Nottingham, hot on the heels of fellow student James Brown, who won the equivalent award from the University of Warwick.

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First Year Space Engineer receives Ogden Young Physicist of the Year Award

James BrownJames Brown, a First Year student at Loughborough College, is on the Space Engineering course delivered jointly by Loughborough College and the National Space Academy.

James is not only a talented engineer and mathematician but also an outstanding physicist and this has been recently recognised by the Ogden Trust and the University of Warwick.

Read more: First Year Space Engineer receives Ogden Young Physicist of the Year Award

National Space Academy Symposium a success

NSA SymposiumSpring is a time for reflection, renewal and for new growth. Each year, for three days in April, the National Space Academy brings together its teachers, scientists and core team to reflect on the year, to renew old partnerships and to develop new connections between the Space Sector and Education.

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Southern England twilight teacher training sessions success

SouthernCPD 1The National Space Academy is pleased to be able to share the success of its Astro Academy Principia Twilight teacher training sessions, held at the Royal Astronomical Society in London and the Winchester Science Centre.

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National Space Academy congratulates its Lead Educators

Mike Grocott and Helen SharmanThe National Space Academy is built upon the foundation of excellent teachers, who inspire and engage in the classroom. It is with great pleasure that we can announce that two of our lead educators have received national recognition of their excellence and commitment to space education.

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UK Government announces National Space Park plans

National Space Park£12.87 million in funding towards the building of a new National Space Park, led by the University of Leicester, was announced on the 9th of March, as part of the Government's Midlands Engine Strategy.

Read more: UK Government announces National Space Park plans

National Space Academy launch PPG Chemistry Education Project

PPG Launch SessionThis February saw the launch of a new National Space Academy programme supported by PPG, a global paint, coatings and materials company with a strong UK presence. The launch event saw a taster session delivered to schools at one of PPG's UK manufacturing plants in Birstall, where they conducted experiments and learnt about the key role colour plays in space exploration. Experiments included 'How to survive re-entry', where pupils created their own thermal protection units to understand how space crafts are designed to withstand high temperatures at extreme speeds.

Read more: National Space Academy launch PPG Chemistry Education Project

Astro Academy presented at Principia Schools Conferences

Tim Peake Schools ConferenceThe National Space Academy was extremely pleased to attend the UK Space Agency’s Principia Schools Conferences in Portsmouth and York to present their own Principia project, Astro Academy: Principia.

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Space, education, and skills high on CBI conference agenda

CBI-ConferenceNational Space Academy Director Anu Ojha took part in a panel session on space sector opportunities for business and innovation on Monday as part of the CBI Conference’s packed programme featuring Prime Minister Theresa May and leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn.

Read more: Space, education, and skills high on CBI conference agenda

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