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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.


  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).

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. 


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.

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.

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.