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

Shining a Light on the Hidden Universe

The night sky has always been a source of wonder, but it wasn’t until the 20th century that we could see the universe in its full glory – across the whole electromagnetic spectrum. This resource is best suited to Earth … Continued

Q&A: Eye and AI on the sky

Thoughts on what technology does to astronomy. For students who want to find out about what’s going on in astronomy right now, what questions are being asked and which are being answered. This article could be used to inspire year … 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

Why astronomy matters in times of crisis

It’s about international bonds and inspiration, not just technology. This article focusses on Australian astronomy being carried out right now, and the importance of continuing this work through the pandemic. Use it to demonstrate some history of astronomy and the … Continued