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National Space Academy Symposium a success

NSA SymposiumSpring is a time for reflection, renewal and for new growth. Each year, for three days in April, the National Space Academy brings together its teachers, scientists and core team to reflect on the year, to renew old partnerships and to develop new connections between the Space Sector and Education.

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Southern England twilight teacher training sessions success

SouthernCPD 1The National Space Academy is pleased to be able to share the success of its Astro Academy Principia Twilight teacher training sessions, held at the Royal Astronomical Society in London and the Winchester Science Centre.

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National Space Academy congratulates its Lead Educators

Mike Grocott and Helen SharmanThe National Space Academy is built upon the foundation of excellent teachers, who inspire and engage in the classroom. It is with great pleasure that we can announce that two of our lead educators have received national recognition of their excellence and commitment to space education.

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UK Government announces National Space Park plans

National Space Park£12.87 million in funding towards the building of a new National Space Park, led by the University of Leicester, was announced on the 9th of March, as part of the Government's Midlands Engine Strategy.

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National Space Academy launch PPG Chemistry Education Project

PPG Launch SessionThis February saw the launch of a new National Space Academy programme supported by PPG, a global paint, coatings and materials company with a strong UK presence. The launch event saw a taster session delivered to schools at one of PPG's UK manufacturing plants in Birstall, where they conducted experiments and learnt about the key role colour plays in space exploration. Experiments included 'How to survive re-entry', where pupils created their own thermal protection units to understand how space crafts are designed to withstand high temperatures at extreme speeds.

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Astro Academy presented at Principia Schools Conferences

Tim Peake Schools ConferenceThe National Space Academy was extremely pleased to attend the UK Space Agency’s Principia Schools Conferences in Portsmouth and York to present their own Principia project, Astro Academy: Principia.

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Space, education, and skills high on CBI conference agenda

CBI-ConferenceNational Space Academy Director Anu Ojha took part in a panel session on space sector opportunities for business and innovation on Monday as part of the CBI Conference’s packed programme featuring Prime Minister Theresa May and leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn.

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National Space Academy and Languages

Language ConferenceThe National Space Academy has been working for a couple of years with an organisation called the Business Language Champions on a project called the International Space Challenge. The Business Language Champions aim to promote modern foreign languages and cultural cohesion by demonstrating to young people the importance of language skills in the workplace.

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World Space Week and the National Space Academy

World Space WeekIn celebration of World Space Week, the National Space Academy along with the Abingdon Science Partnership ran a masterclass for students from three local schools, all with a keen interest in Astronomy.

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National Space Academy key component of UK-China innovation collaboration

Anu Ojha with Professor YuOn the 24th of September the UK was celebrated as the Country of Honour at China's Pujiang Innovation forum, an event led by China's Minister for Science and Technology, Wan Gang, and the UK's Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Jo Johnson.

 

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