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| Issue 43

Saving the Earth Hollywood-style

Challenge your students to save the Earth from an asteroid collision, using calculations based on the Hollywood sci-fi fantasy film Armageddon.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Mathematics, Astronomy / space

| Issue 40

More than meets the eye: the cold and the distant Universe

In the fifth and final article in this series on astronomy and the electromagnetic spectrum, find out how scientists use the European Space Agency’s missions to observe the sky in far-infrared, sub-millimetre and microwave light.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Astronomy / space

| Issue 40

Finding the scale of space

How do astronomers measure distances to the stars? Using a digital camera to record parallax shift is an accurate and authentic method that can be used in a classroom.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Mathematics, Astronomy / space

| Issue 37

Galaxies: genesis and evolution

Astronomers are still trying to discover exactly why galaxies formed in spiral shapes, and what’s likely to happen to our galaxy in the future.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Understand, Physics, Astronomy / space

| Issue 36

Missions to the Moon

What we learnt from the first moon landing, and the curious questions that remain.

Ages: not applicable;
Topics: Resources