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Summer Celebration and ESA Summer Teacher Conference 2015

Ice breaker activity STW 2015 220For the National Space Academy; the summer term is one of the busiest times with programmes and activities going on around the country. August is a time for the team to sit back and reflect on the successes of the year and to take a breath before next the new term begins.  Each week in August the National Space Academy will post a new news article about a project or activity the team has been involved in.

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Congratulations to Chris Carr

ChrisCarr220The National Space Academy is extremely pleased to announce that Chris Carr, Lead Educator and biology teacher at the John Leggott College in Scunthorpe, has been awarded the level of National Expert STEM Teacher.

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New Classroom Demonstration Video featuring ESA Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti

 

  1. SamCVideo"When is a moon a moon?" That was the starting question behind a video demonstration put together by the National Space Academy and the European Space Agency (ESA).

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Space Career Day at Harwell

DSC 0766 220A career in the UK Space Industry can be extremely varied. This was the aim of the 'Not just an Astronaut' space careers day hosted at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. 

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Academy network gathers for space education Symposium

 

Team Photo V1 SympThumbFor two days each year, the National Space Academy brings together its entire national network members to provide them with an overview of current scientific and engineering research going on in the space sector.

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Busy March ends in a Big Bang

HayleyBiddenhamMarch has been a particularly busy time not only for the National Space Academy, but with the events of the Solar Eclipse and the BBC's flagship Stargazing Live programmes being held in Leicester, space has been at the forefront for the entire month.

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Science Minister meets Space Engineering Students

DSC 4024On Thursday the 5th of March the Minister for Universities and Science, Greg Clark, visited the National Space Centre in Leicester, to sign a Growth Deal for Leicester and Leicestershire that will see up to 3000 new jobs and 1300 new homes created.

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Stargazing in the South

 

CDRALStargazingThe National Space Academy along with the Satellite Applications Catapult took part in the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory's Stargazing event on Friday 23 January.  

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Patrick Moore Medal 2015

Sarah Llewellyn-DavisThe National Space Academy is extremely pleased and proud to announce that Sarah Llewellyn-Davies, subject leader for Astronomy at Castell High School, and Lead Educator for the National Space Academy has been awarded the Patrick Moore Medal for Education for 2015.

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Final of the International Space Challenge


InternationalSpaceChallengeThe final of the International Space Challenge was held on Thursday 4th December at Shirebrook Academy in Derbyshire.

 The Space Challenge requires the students to imagine they are an engineering company working in a European Consortium designing and building a space hotel.  

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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.