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| Issue 49

Hunting for exoplanets

The possibility of worlds beyond our own has fascinated people for millennia. Now technology is bringing these other worlds – or exoplanets – within reach of discovery.

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

| Issue 47

Rocket science made easy

Prepare for lift-off with these simple activities that demonstrate some of the key principles of space science.

Ages: <11, 11-14;
Topics: Physics, Astronomy / space

| Issue 46

Forecasts from orbit

Aeolus – a new laser-equipped satellite – is designed to give meteorologists the comprehensive wind data they need for better weather forecasting.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: News from the EIROs, Astronomy / space, Earth science, Engineering

| 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 41

Gravitational waves: a taxonomy

Gravitational waves were predicted by Einstein – but where do they come from, and what different types might there be out in the cosmos?

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Physics, 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