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Space Engineering students link up with Tim Peake


Sky News Tim Peake interview Sharon MarrisYesterday three students from the National Space Academy's Space Engineering course at Loughborough College were called upon to help Sky News interview Tim Peake via live link with the International Space Station.  Producers from Sky News worked with the National Space Centre to broadcast the link-up live to the centre's family visitors and fellow students from the course.

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Cornwall and Oxfordshire host spring CPDs

Goonhilly220To best highlight the work of the National Space Academy, lead educators were invited to run CPD workshops in two locations during March. The first was as part of the Prince's Teaching Institute CPD Subject Days and the second was a showcase for teachers in Cornwall hosted at the Goonhilly Earth Station.

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New project seeks Academy expertise for Polish physics teaching

cbk imageThis week saw Academy core team and Lead Educators visit the Space Research Centre at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, to kick off a project that will reinvigorate the teaching of physics at secondary levels in Poland.

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Annual Stargazing Event at RAL reaches new heights

RAL Stargazing event220The Annual Stargazing event at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory took place on Friday 12 February.  Like most events this year it held special significance, and was extremely popular, in part due to ESA UK Astronaut Tim Peake being in orbit aboard the International Space Station.

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Graduates attend 3rd Annual Space Industry Careers Conference


Anu and studentsMonday the 8th of February saw the Academy's Graduate Space Industry Careers Conference bring over 100 undergraduates, graduates and postgraduate students together to hear from key voices in the UK space sector.  With a programme illustrating the breadth of the sector the event featured speakers involved in such diverse areas as planetary science research on Mars and using satellite data to support agriculture on Earth.

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Tim Peake to continue Principia success with spacewalk

image5Tim Peake has now been on the International Space Station for over four weeks, and interest in his Principia mission continues to rise in schools and in the wider public.

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Tim Peake launches for Principia mission

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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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