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

A Spacetime Trilogy with Jared Kaplan

Jared Kaplan, theoretical physicist at John’s Hopkins University, looks to black holes, gravity, and even a dazzle of zebras, to examine profound and whimsical questions about spacetime and our universe. This film series was submitted to the SCINEMA 2021 International … 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

The Water Cycle: Water, Snow and Ice

What happens to the water cycle somewhere as cold as Antarctica? This extended resource is designed for Year 7 Earth and Space students who are learning about the water cycle and states of matter. It covers the relationship between density … Continued