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

New clues to the Milky Way’s age

By studying star-quake vibrations, scientists have a new estimate for the age of the Milky Way’s ‘thick disc’. This short easy to read article has obvious links to year 5, 7 and 10 Earth and Space Sciences curriculum, with a … Continued

Fireball over SA could have been a rarely seen “Minimoon”

It’s the Moon Mk2 – a minimoon orbiting Earth was spotted as it exploded in the atmosphere in 2016. This article has clear links to the Earth and Space Sciences curriculum for years 5, 7 and 10. Word Count: 719 … Continued

Lisa Harvey-Smith: Smashing galaxies and gender stereotypes

Topics: Biological Sciences - The Body, Lifecycles Chemical Sciences - Chemical Reactions, Solids/Liquids/Gases Earth and Space Sciences - The Solar System, Renewable/Non-Renewable Resources, Big Bang Theory, The Changing Earth Physical Sciences - Forces, Energy Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering. Years: … Continued

Australian astronomers track down the source of elusive fast radio burst

Topics: Chemical Sciences - Atoms, Solids/Liquids/Gases, Particle Models Earth and Space Sciences - Solar System, Big Bang Theory Physical Sciences - Forces, Energy Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering Concepts (South Australia): Chemical Sciences - Properties of Matter, Change of Matter … Continued

Astronomers discover galaxies spin like clockwork

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Topics: Earth and Space Sciences – The Solar System; Big Bang Theory Additional: Careers; Maths; Technology Concepts (South Australia): Earth and Space Sciences – Earth in Space Years: 5, 7, 10 Astronomers discover galaxies spin like clockwork Astronomers discover galaxies … Continued

Working on SKA

Topics: Earth and Space Sciences – The Solar System Additional – Careers Concepts (South Australia): Earth and Space Sciences - Earth in Space Years: 7, 10 Gene drive pioneer warns CRISPR-based pest control may spin out of control Getting in … Continued

How do radio telescopes work?

Topics: Earth and Space Sciences - The Solar System Physical Sciences - Energy Additional: Careers Concepts (South Australia): Earth and Space Sciences - Earth in Space Physical Sciences - Energy Years: 5, 7, 9, 10 Video length: 1:45m Astronomers have … Continued

Australia’s History and Future in Space

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Topics: Earth and Space Sciences – Solar System Additional: Careers Concepts (South Australia): Earth and Space Sciences - Earth in Space Years: 5, 7, 10 Australia’s History and Future in Space Australia’s History and Future in Space Word count: 667 + … Continued