Since launching in 2008 we've engaged with more than 50,000 students, nearly 6000 teachers and hundreds of industry professionals. We started in Leicester and now deliver all over the world thanks to our amazing team of Lead Educators and Project Scientists.

We continuously educate, inspire and collaborate. We are experts. We use the inspirational context of space to teach physics, chemistry, biology, maths and engineering.  We facilitate pathways into the space sector, and we want to work with you!

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An Award-Winning Team

National Space Academy team members from across the UK have won awards for education from organisations such as the Institute of Physics, the Royal Astronomical Society, the Teaching Awards Trust and the Royal Society.  

All of our Lead Educators are outstanding subject specialists with years of teaching experience. Our team also includes numerous Advanced Skills Teachers and a National Expert STEM teacher, working with world class scientists and engineers to bring cutting edge science to the classroom.

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Our Team in Action

  • What’s space science got to do with protecting planet Earth?

    EarthOr, 5 sustainable development goals supported by space science and technology
    Dr Kierann Shah - General Manager and Kersti Fourcin - Communucations and Marketing Manager

    Monday 11th February marks the United Nations' International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This year the UN have chosen to focus on an Investment in Women and Girls for Inclusive Green Growth. This is part of their drive towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a proposed blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. So what have they got to do with space? The space stories that make the headlines are usually about exploration or outer space, but some of the most powerful daily impacts of space science are about improving life on Earth.

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  • Chemistry at work - “Now I know I want to be a scientist.”

    Royal Society of Chemistry logoChemistry plays an important role in the Space Sector. On Tuesday 20th November we held a 'Chemistry at work' event here at the National Space Centre. Year 9 students from different schools joined scientists to learn how studying chemistry can lead to a career in the space sector.

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  • Leicester selected as hosts for European Space Agency's 3rd Symposium on Space Education Activities

    logo esaThe University of Leicester, National Space Academy and UK Students for the Development and Exploration of Space (UKSEDS) are delighted to announce that the European Space Agency's (ESA) Education Office have chosen Leicester to host the 3rd Symposium on Space Educational Activities. The symposium will take place from 16th - 18th September 2019 at the Stamford Court Conference Centre.