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Tim Peake launches for Principia mission

Tim Peake Training220

After over six years of training, UK European Space Agency Astronaut Tim Peake has today lifted off from Baikonur in Kazakhstan. His mission marks a giant leap in the inclusion of the UK in ESA's human spaceflight programme, since the UK first started contributing to the programme in 2012.

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STEM Launch Day at Baysgarth

spectrum220On the 17th November, the National Space Academy took part in a two day STEM day at Baysgarth school.

Hosted by lead educator Chris Carr, the gifted and talented year 10 students (plus some equally talented year 9 students) were treated to a Space Science Masterclass delivered by the National Space Academy Physics Teacher Sophie Allan.   

 

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Odysseus II Contest Open

Odysseus1The National Space Academy would like to invite schools from around the UK to take part in the Odysseus II European Youth Space Contest. 

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Training Tim for Astro Academy

AstroAcademy220Tim Peake has now been fully trained on the Astro Academy.

On October 15 2015, Anu Ohja, Director of the National Space Academy, and Andy McMurray, Head of Teaching and Learning, travelled out to the European Astronaut Centre (EAC) to train and brief UK European Space Agency Astronaut Tim Peake on the Astro Academy.    

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Space Education Quality Mark for Ysgol Glan Clwyd

SpaceQualityThe National Space Academy is pleased to announce that the Welsh school Ysgol Glan Clwyd has been awarded a 'Silver' Space Education Quality Mark.

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Astro Academy: Principia lectures

AstroAcademy220The National Space Academy would like to invite you to lectures two and three of a 3-part series promoting the Astro Academy. Spaces are still available for tonight's lecture (01 October 2015): Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, as well as the public talk (06 October 2015) entitled: Space- so what? 

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Astro Academy: Principia kit arrives at International Space Station

6-spaceacademy-patch-tg-20151A kit of experiments which will be used to teach fundamental physics and chemistry to students worldwide has arrived this morning (Friday 5th September) at the International Space Station (ISS) for British ESA astronaut Tim Peake to work with during his 6-month mission in space.  

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Steffan Selected for CERN

Steffan Tudor yn CERN 2Steffan Tudor, a Welsh lead educator for the National Space Academy, is the first teacher from Wales to be selected for a prestigious three-week summer school at CERN in Switzerland. 

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Two Big Bangs for the National Space Academy

Big Bang15220For the third year running the National Space Academy was invited back to the University of Exeter for the regional South West Big Bang Fair.

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Red Arrows and the National Space Academy

RArrow220Each week in August the National Space Academy is showcasing the programmes and activities of its UK wide team, looking at successes from the spring and summer terms.

Aviation and space are both excellent examples of STEM in action, with common teachable themes which run through all aspects of the curriculum.  This is why the National Space Academy was delighted to support a STEM event held at RAF Scampton –  home of world famous RAF aerobatic display team The Red Arrows.

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Thanks to sponsorship from PPG we are offering £300 bursaries for schools towards one of our Masterclasses for 10 - 14 year olds - find out more here.