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Astro Academy: Principia lectures

AstroAcademy220The National Space Academy would like to invite you to lectures two and three of a 3-part series promoting the Astro Academy. Spaces are still available for tonight's lecture (01 October 2015): Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, as well as the public talk (06 October 2015) entitled: Space- so what? 

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Astro Academy: Principia kit arrives at International Space Station

6-spaceacademy-patch-tg-20151A kit of experiments which will be used to teach fundamental physics and chemistry to students worldwide has arrived this morning (Friday 5th September) at the International Space Station (ISS) for British ESA astronaut Tim Peake to work with during his 6-month mission in space.  

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Steffan Selected for CERN

Steffan Tudor yn CERN 2Steffan Tudor, a Welsh lead educator for the National Space Academy, is the first teacher from Wales to be selected for a prestigious three-week summer school at CERN in Switzerland. 

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Two Big Bangs for the National Space Academy

Big Bang15220For the third year running the National Space Academy was invited back to the University of Exeter for the regional South West Big Bang Fair.

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Red Arrows and the National Space Academy

RArrow220Each week in August the National Space Academy is showcasing the programmes and activities of its UK wide team, looking at successes from the spring and summer terms.

Aviation and space are both excellent examples of STEM in action, with common teachable themes which run through all aspects of the curriculum.  This is why the National Space Academy was delighted to support a STEM event held at RAF Scampton –  home of world famous RAF aerobatic display team The Red Arrows.

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Summer Celebration and ESA Summer Teacher Conference 2015

Ice breaker activity STW 2015 220For the National Space Academy; the summer term is one of the busiest times with programmes and activities going on around the country. August is a time for the team to sit back and reflect on the successes of the year and to take a breath before next the new term begins.  Each week in August the National Space Academy will post a new news article about a project or activity the team has been involved in.

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Congratulations to Chris Carr

ChrisCarr220The National Space Academy is extremely pleased to announce that Chris Carr, Lead Educator and biology teacher at the John Leggott College in Scunthorpe, has been awarded the level of National Expert STEM Teacher.

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New Classroom Demonstration Video featuring ESA Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti

 

  1. SamCVideo"When is a moon a moon?" That was the starting question behind a video demonstration put together by the National Space Academy and the European Space Agency (ESA).

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Space Career Day at Harwell

DSC 0766 220A career in the UK Space Industry can be extremely varied. This was the aim of the 'Not just an Astronaut' space careers day hosted at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. 

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Academy network gathers for space education Symposium

 

Team Photo V1 SympThumbFor two days each year, the National Space Academy brings together its entire national network members to provide them with an overview of current scientific and engineering research going on in the space sector.

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