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Special thanks from Tim Peake for Astro Academy: Principia

Kierann meets TimOn the 28th of September the UK Space Agency invited representatives from all the education partners who had worked on projects for Tim Peake's Principia mission last year to attend a meeting in London. The meeting was set up to debrief the participants now that many of the projects are complete, but it was also a chance for Tim himself to thank the education partners for their work in making his mission one of the most successful astronaut missions for educational impact.

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British Council Russia uses Astro Academy: Principia for Science Week

Science Week in Schools bannerThe British Council and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation have created a new pack for teachers ahead of Russia's Science Week in Schools (23 - 27 October). This week is a designed to be a nationwide celebration of science and technology, and is part of the wider UK-Russia Year of Science and Education 2017.

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In Memoriam: Dr Helen Walker

Dr Helen WalkerThe National Space Academy team took a blow recently on hearing the news that Dr Helen Walker, a Project Scientist for the Academy and great friend, died peacefully at the end of September after a short illness.

Her funeral was held this week, and she will be greatly missed by her colleagues and friends.

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UK National Space Academy to lead new UK-China Centre for Space Education and Space Culture

Students with National Space Academy StaffOn Wednesday 6th September the UK National Space Academy signed a Memorandum of Understanding with leading UK and China space scientists to establish a new joint Virtual Centre to lead Space Education and Space Culture activities between the UK and China.

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First ever London Space Expo delivered by RSC, RAS, and the National Space Academy

London Space ExpoThe National Space Academy, Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal Astronomical Society are extremely pleased to announce the successful completion of the first ever running of the London Space Expo. 

Students in London were treated to a day of activities and talks all geared towards highlighting the opportunities available to them in the UK space sector. 

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Second Space Engineering Student Wins Physics Award

Jacob KellockThe National Space Academy is delighted to note that a second Space Engineering student from Loughborough College has won the title of School Physicist of the Year - this time in Nottinghamshire.

Jacob Kellock was officially presented with the Ogden Trust accolade by the University of Nottingham, hot on the heels of fellow student James Brown, who won the equivalent award from the University of Warwick.

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First Year Space Engineer receives Ogden Young Physicist of the Year Award

James BrownJames Brown, a First Year student at Loughborough College, is on the Space Engineering course delivered jointly by Loughborough College and the National Space Academy.

James is not only a talented engineer and mathematician but also an outstanding physicist and this has been recently recognised by the Ogden Trust and the University of Warwick.

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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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