190131 Highgate School Physics Masterclass 036 edits lowres webWe have had to make the difficult decision to close the National Space Academy office; both the physical one and the virtual one.

This is temporary. We will be back!

 

National Space Academy Team at Woolsthorpe ManorHere is an update on how we're going to proceed with bookings for this academic year, and what to expect from us over the next few months in line with the current government advice surrounding Covid-19.

Professor Anu Ojha in Guizhou Province in ChinaDirector Professor Anu Ojha was invited by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) to teach at the Tongzhou lower middle school in rural Guizhou province in China last month. The following blog is from Alasdair Hamilton, Head of Science and Innovation Team, at the British Embassy in Beijing. 

PPG Chemistry Education Project£40,000 will help schools across the UK to engage with Chemistry in the classroom using the context of space.

Image from ITCCC Space Summer SchoolThis article was originally published by New Scientist, titled "UK space academy boss Anu Ojha on what finding aliens might mean" (Magazine issue 3252 , published 19 October 2019)

apollo 11 crew photo NASAWritten by Chris Carr, National Space Academy Lead Educator

On Saturday the 20th of July 1969 Apollo 11 landed on the moon. The world was transfixed by what is still to this day, one of humanity's greatest achievements. Beyond the huge workforce of scientists, engineers and technicians, it is impossible not to be drawn to the three men who shared the cramped confines of the Apollo command module: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. What was it about these men that set them apart? What sort of testing did they go through? What were the physical and psychological demands imposed upon an Apollo astronaut? How would you measure up if you went through the same selection process?

We'll look at the NASA astronaut selection process from over half a century ago, which you can adapt for classroom discussion and activities.

UK Science and Innovation Network


The Science and Innovation Network (SIN) has approximately 110 officers in over 40 countries and territories around the world building partnerships and collaborations on science and innovation. Our work in China, in partnership with SIN China, promotes cooperation and collaboration in education and academia.

 

Alexei Ovchinin sends congratulations from the ISSOn October 10th Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague were launched to the ISS from Kazakhstan on Soyuz MS-10. Their mission ended the same day with an emergency ballistic landing after an anomaly with the booster. The same day, we were celebrating the National Space Academy 10 year anniversary.

 


May 2019 Inspiration Rover Project with Derby University

 This article is lifted from https://www.derby.ac.uk/news/2019/inspiration-rover-project-encouraging-children-into-the-world-of-stem/

Twelve young people recently enjoyed a day at Leicester's award-winning National Space Centre, celebrating their achievements as part of educational outreach project Inspiration Rover.

 

Anu Ojha at National Space Academy 10 year celebrationProf Anu Ojha OBE, Director of the National Space Academy, has been invited to lead a number of talks and sessions at the China Space Conference, part of Space Day of China 2019 from the 24th – 26th April.