ESA video shows Project Director's session at Summer Teacher Conference
- Published on Tuesday, 05 March 2013
The European Space Agency (ESA)'s dedicated Education channel on Youtube has released a film highlighting one of the National Space Academy teacher masterclass held at ESA's space engineering technical centre (ESTEC – Holland) as part of ESA's 2012 Summer Teacher Conference.
End of an Era at Academy HQ
- Published on Friday, 22 February 2013
The National Space Academy is very sorry to say goodbye to Dr Sarah Hill as National Project Manager after nearly 5 years of dedicated employment. Sarah is leaving her Academy role to become a Regional Director with STEMNET, continuing her excellent career in STEM support. The role of National Manager will now be taken on by Dr Kierann Shah, formerly Regional Project Manager for the National Space Academy.
Lead Educator's View: Astronomy in Portugal
- Published on Monday, 18 February 2013
Last year Caroline Molyneux, one of the National Space Academy Lead Educators, gained a place on an exciting European course. The following is her account of working with teachers from across Europe for one week last October.
Cooking up a comet for Leeds masterclass
- Published on Friday, 08 February 2013
Conor Davies, one of the National Space Academy Lead Educators, led two days of masterclasses for students from four Leeds schools. David Young Community Academy, Roundhay and Lawnswood Schools, and the Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) all gave Year 9 pupils a chance to get involved with the National Space Academy activities. As a finale on the second day, Mr Davies used a number of ingredients, some which might surprise you, to whip up a comet nucleus.
Space Masterclass: a student's view
- Published on Wednesday, 30 January 2013
National Space Academy Lead Educator Robin Mobbs visited a school in Baldock recently to talk about physics and space exploration. One of the students he taught has written the following report on the day.
RAL Stargazing events take off
- Published on Wednesday, 23 January 2013
In support of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory's outreach programme, the National Space Academy Regional Project Manager spent the evenings of Wednesday the 9th and Friday the 11th of January launching hundreds of paper "rockets". Both events were incredibly well attended, with over 2000 people attending the Wednesday event at Newbury Racecourse. There were plenty of activities for visitors of different ages, and the skies even cleared enough for budding stargazers to view Jupiter and its moons through various telescopes brought by volunteers.
Stargazing Live returns to BBC2
- Published on Friday, 04 January 2013
Next week sees the return of BBC2's Stargazing LIVE for its third series. As in previous years the television shows featuring Professor Brian Cox and Dara O'Briain broadcasting from Jodrell Bank will be complemented by events across the country encouraging the public to get involved in astronomy and science. The National Space Academy will be involved in events at Long Eaton, Newbury and Harwell as part of Stargazing LIVE with members of the Academy team bringing their expertise and enthusiasm to new audiences.
Brian Cox letter introduces Space Engineering students
- Published on Monday, 17 December 2012
Last Wednesday students from the National Space Academy's Space Engineering course attended the Parliamentary Space Committee's Christmas Reception. The students took centre stage after a glowing introduction in which National Space Academy Steering Group Chairman Ian Taylor read out a letter of endorsement from Professor Brian Cox.
National Space Academy works with Science Centres to share STFC science
- Published on Wednesday, 14 November 2012
The National Space Centre hosted the first of two days of training for staff from ten different science centres as part of the Explore Your Universe project. Explore Your Universe is being run by the Association of Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC) and aims to engage school and family audiences with STFC science through activities and workshops.
Ian Taylor appointed Chairman of the National Space Academy Steering Group
- Published on Monday, 29 October 2012
Ian Taylor, a former MP and Minister for Science, Technology and Space, has been appointed chairman of the National Space Academy's Steering Group.
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