How do radio telescopes work?

Astronomers have different ways of watching the universe, including optical telescopes like Hubble and radio telescopes like the SKA. But how do radio telescopes actually work? This animation shows you how both dish and dipole antennae receive radio waves to … Continued

Aurora Traditions of the First Australians

The Southern Lights of the Aurora Australis are writ large in the storytelling traditions of Indigenous Australians, write Krystal De Napoli and Duane Hamacher. This article demonstrates real-world applications of magnetism, electrical charge and waves to Physics students, the features … Continued

Antarctica: Twilight zone

What causes the length of day and night to change in the Twilight Zone? This extended resource is designed for Year 7 Earth and Space students who are learning about daylight hours. It covers the changing seasons, location and latitude, … Continued

Aboriginal star names are finally recognised

The stories behind Aboriginal star names now recognised by the world’s astronomical body. This article is best suited to Year 7 and 10 Earth and Space Science students. It describes the stars that have just been formally named and the … Continued