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

This planet literally has an iron sky

Iron and titanium have been found in the atmosphere of the super-hot giant exoplanet, KELT-9b. Learn how scientists use chemistry and technology to analyse elements throughout the universe in this resource for Year 8 and 10 students. Word Count: 508 … Continued

Solar System Knowledge of the First Australians

For at least 65,000 years, First Nations Australians have understood Earth’s place in the solar system and the universe, write Kirsten Banks and Duane Hamacher. This extended resource and activity are best suited to Year 5 Earth and Space students … Continued

Hubble turns 30 – The images that changed our view of the universe

As the Hubble Space Telescope turns 30, astrophysicist Alan Duffy shares his favourite images and how they changed the way we understand the universe. Use these beautiful images and video to open a discussion with students about the incredible technological … Continued

Artificial astronomers spot new planets

Topics: Earth and Space Sciences - The Solar System; Big Bang Theory Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Earth and Space Sciences - Earth in Space Years: 7, 10 Artificial astronomers spot new planets | Cosmos Word Count: … Continued

Name that Moon!

Topics: Earth and Space Sciences - The Solar System Additional: Careers, Technology Concepts (South Australia): Earth and Space Sciences - Earth in Space Years: 5, 7, 10 Name that moon! | Cosmos Word Count: 470 Fancy naming a moon in … Continued