anu smilingThe National Space Academy is pleased to announce that Anu Ojha, Director of Education and Space Communications at the National Space Centre and Director of the National Space Academy has been awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for services to science education.

Since its inception as a pilot programme in 2008, Anu has been at the forefront of developing and leading the National Space Academy and this award recognises the significant effort, dedication and enthusiasm he has shown to make the National Space Academy the success it has become.

We at the National Space Academy and National Space Centre are delighted for Anu and congratulate him on this well-deserved success.

Anu showing teachers how to make a comet


On hearing the News Anu said:"Although I'm the named recipient, this award is really for all of the colleagues with whom I've had the privilege of working ......from the National Space Academy and its supporting organisations , the National Space Centre itself and the various schools in which I've taught over the last twenty years . It is fantastic validation for the work of all of these individuals and teams to whom we are grateful for having given us the ability to grow into an international programme. Thank you all."


 Chas Bishop, Chief Executive of the National Space Centre said: 'There has been nothing but outpourings of delight and congratulation for Anu on the announcement of his OBE for services to science education in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. His success in establishing the National Space Academy, along with his extraordinary teaching ability, passion, and drive, ensures that this is a thoroughly-deserved accolade.'