How many stars are there in space?

Exactly how many stars are in space? – MeeSong. Astronomer Brian Jackson answers a student’s question about the number of stars in space, and the answer is mind-boggling. This explainer article and resource are best suited to Earth and Space … 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

Windows to the Stars

For seven decades, the world worked to map the heavens – a massive endeavour that ran from the 19th century to the era of manned space flight, taking in two world wars and vast social change. In this article, we … Continued

As if space wasn’t dangerous enough, bacteria become nastier in microgravity

Research from space flight missions has found that bacteria seem to become more resistant to antibiotics and mutate quicker in space. This interesting article is suited to year 7-10 students across all sciences to demonstrate how the sciences can intertwine … Continued

Cosmic bursts find all that missing matter

Mysterious explosions emitting radio waves in space help solve a longstanding mystery. This resource is suited to students in years 8, 9, and 10 studying Earth and Space, Chemical and Physical sciences. It discusses Australia’s contribution to the detection of … Continued