The National Space Academy's Project Director Anu Ojha has been invited to guest lecture to the International Space University's MSC class in the Spring term.  Dates to be announced.

The National Space Academy has been asked to lead an intensive hands on teacher CPD session at ESA's European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Madrid this February.  For more information on this programme please click here.

Following on from the sucessful appointment of a Regional project manager and 7 new Lead Educators, the National Space Academy will be holding the initial national Space Academy Training Symposium for all new staff.  This will allow existing staff and the new appointees to share ideas and methodologies for expanding the programme.  A keynote speech will be given by Professor Paul Monks of the University of Leicester (Space Leadership Council and NERC Council).

The National Space Academy has recruited a Regional Project Manager who will be based at the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire.  In addition a further 7 Lead Educators have been appointed across England to enable the programme to deliver outstanding student masterclasses and CPD to a wider national audience.  Details of the appointees will be made available soon.

To help facilitate the transition to a National Project, the National Space Academy is recruiting a part time regional project manager to be based at the Harwell campus in Oxfordshire.  Closing date for completed applications is 12 noon Friday 2 December 2011. 

The National Space Academy is recruiting National Lead Educators.  A key element of the National Space Academy programme, these are outstanding secondary school teachers who are released from their schools/colleges for 23 days per year to work with international experts in the Academy partnership in developing and delivering curriculum support programmes and CPD for  students and teachers in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

The National Space Academy was invited to present an interactive masterclass at the Institute of Physics' Physics Teacher's Conference on 11th September 2011 at the University of Birmingham.  National Space Academy Director Anu Ojha presented an hands on session on how the discoveries of the Space Age transform our everyday lives.

Space Academy Project Director Anu Ojha was invited to present four sessions at ESA's 2011 Teacher Conference held at ESTEC (the European Space Research and Technology Centre) Holland.

Building on the resounding success of last years contribution, National Space Academy Education Officer Sophie Allan was invited back to present to participants of the 2011 European Space Camp at the Andoya Rocket Range in Norway.  In addition to her lecture, Sophie was invited to become team leader for the atmospheric physics group on the rocket project.  Once again the National Space Academy sessions received the best feedback of all of the attendees, and we look forward to working with the European Space Camp in the future.

Space Academy Project Scientist Dr Simon Roberts presented a two day workshop entitled "Reach for the Stars" at the African Gifted Foundation (AGF), Makere University, Kampala, Uganda.  The African Gifted Foundation's aim is to set the benchmark for gifted education and to lead by example by delivering high quality gifted educational opportunities to 1,000 gifted young Africans each year, in cooperation with leading African universities and institutions from the UK.