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

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

Studying the red planet

As new probes reach Mars, here’s what we know so far from trips to the red planet. This resource covers science outcomes across all sciences from Years 5-10. It may be of particular interest to students learning about the needs … Continued