How to live in space: what we’ve learnt from 20 years of the International Space Station

November 2 marked 20 years since the first residents arrived on the International Space Station. The orbiting habitat has been continuously occupied ever since. This fascinating article describes 20 years of life on the ISS and its importance on society. … Continued

Gravitational Waves

In 2015, astronomers shook the world of science when they made the first ever detection of gravitational waves. This feat – which won them the Nobel Prize – recorded the ripples in spacetime created by a colossal crash between two … 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

Using a pocket rocket to explore distant planets

Researchers have adapted a miniature rocket, called the Pocket Rocket, to replicate the conditions of distant planets’ atmospheres. This article could be used with students in years 8, 9, and 10 who are studying Physical, Chemical or Earth and Space … 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

Astronauts grow lettuce in space

The plants are fresh, nutritious and safe to eat. This interesting article and short video is suited to students in years 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10 studying Biological, Earth and Space or Physical Sciences. It demonstrates some … Continued