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

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

SCINEMA: Putting the Science in Cinema

Bring SCINEMA To Your Classroom or Livingroom SCINEMA is the largest international science film festival in the southern hemisphere, showcasing the best science feature, documentary, animated and experimental films from filmmakers around the world. You can see a selection of … 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

Lisa Harvey Smith – Astronomy

Topics: Earth and Space Sciences - The Solar System; Big Bang Theory Additional - Careers Concepts (South Australia): Earth and Space Sciences - Earth in Space Years: 7, 8, 9, 10 Video length: 2:30m Meet Lisa Harvey-Smith. She looked up to … Continued

Careers in STEM: Tamara Davis – Astrophysicist

Meet Tamara Davis. She studies “the whole universe”, or specifically, astrophysics to better understand dark energy and dark matter. She was inspired by Haley’s comet and space shuttles as a kid and actually wanted to be an astronaut. Video length: … Continued