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| issue 35

Mercury and Mars in May

The month of May brings with it two different planetary wonders, allowing us to recreate calculations first made 300 years ago

Ages: not applicable;
Topics: Astronomy / space

| issue 35

Sunspots on a rotating Sun

Explore simple harmonic motion with real astronomical images.

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

| Issue 31

Starlight inside a light bulb

Different stars shine with different colours, and you can use a light bulb to help explain why.

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

| Issue 30

Camping under the stars — the ESO Astronomy Camp 2013

On 26 December 2013, after a long and exciting trip, 56 secondary-school students from 18 countries arrived at their destination: the picturesque alpine village of Saint-Barthélemy, Italy, where the Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of the Aosta Valley (OAVdA) was built because of…

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

| Issue 29

More than meets the eye: how space telescopes see beyond the rainbow

How do astronomers investigate the life cycle of stars? At the European Space Agency, it’s done using space-based missions that observe the sky in ultraviolet, visible and infrared light – as this fourth article in a series about astronomy and the electromagnetic spectrum describes.

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

| Issue 29

Simulating the effect of the solar wind

​The smooth operation of communications satellites can be influenced by solar weather. Mimic this effect on a smaller scale in the classroom with a simple demonstration.

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

| Issue 23

Build your own radio telescope

​Astronomers use giant radio telescopes to observe black holes and distant galaxies. Why not build your own small-scale radio telescope and observe objects closer to home?

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

| Issue 23

Creating eclipses in the classroom

During an eclipse, the Sun or the Moon seems to disappear. What is happening? Why not explore this fascinating phenomenon in the classroom, with an easy to build model?

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

| Issue 20

Hunting for asteroids

Keen to save the world? Andy Newsam and Chris Leigh from the UK’s National Schools’ Observatory introduce an activity where you can potentially do just that: by detecting real asteroids – which may be heading for Earth.

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

| Issue 19

A planet from another galaxy

As though planets from outside our Solar System were not exciting enough, astronomers have recently discovered a planet orbiting a star from outside our galaxy Johny Setiawan reports.

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