Astronomy in the News

This service provides research-led resources for teaching in the curriculum of Key Stages 3/4/5 Science. Every other Wednesday, a recent newsworthy story in astronomy will be presented. The resources will include Powerpoint Slides and Teacher Notes. The slides will contain an activity, whilst the notes will provide details behind the slides as well as an indicator as to which areas of the curriculum will be touched on.

On the other Wednesday’s, a shorter version called AITN Lite can be found here, with a full index of previous Lite posts found here.

You can find the bulletins from Astronomy in the News below

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Bulletin #43 – 28/09/2022 – Water on an Asteroid

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Bulletin #42 – 14/09/2022 – JWST is Operational: First Images

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Bulletin #41 – 29/06/2022 – Brightest Quasar of the Last 9 Billion Years

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Bulletin #40 – 22/06/2022 – Gaia Data Release 3

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Bulletin #39 – 15/06/2022 – JWST Mirror is Damaged

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Bulletin #38 – 18/05/2022 – Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

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Bulletin #37 – 11/05/2022 – Prioritise Uranus for a New Space Mission

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Bulletin #36 – 04/05/2022 – JWST is Fully Aligned

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Bulletin #35 – 27/04/2022 – Water on Europa

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Bulletin #34 – 06/04/2022 – Most Distant Star Ever Discovered

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Bulletin #33 – 30/03/2022 – Nature of Black Holes

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Bulletin #32 – 23/03/2022 – JWST is Fully Focused!

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Bulletin #31 – 16/03/2022 – A New Planet Around the Closest Star

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Bulletin #30 – 09/03/2022 – Not a Black Hole… Just a Binary

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Bulletin #29 – 02/03/2022 – Habitable Planet Around a White Dwarf?

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Bulletin #28 – 26/01/2022 – Giant Atomic Filaments

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Bulletin #27 – 19/01/2022 – How Stars Become Black Holes

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Bulletin #26 – 12/01/2022 – JWST is Launched, and Fully Deployed

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Bulletin #25 – 08/12/2021 – Record Gravitational Wave Detections

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Bulletin #24 – 01/12/2021 – The DART Mission Launches

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Bulletin #23 – 24/11/2021 – Moon Fragment Asteroid

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Bulletin #22 – 17/11/2021 – A Black Hole in a Young Stellar Cluster

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Bulletin #21 – 10/11/2021 – Radio-Detected Exoplanets

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Bulletin #20 – 03/11/2021 – An Extragalactic Exoplanet?

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Bulletin #19 – 27/10/2021 – The Solar System after the Sun Dies

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Bulletin #18 – 20/10/2021 – The Lucy Mission Launches

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Bulletin #17 – 13/10/2021 – Mars Life and Jezero Crater

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Bulletin #16 – 06/10/2021 – Detecting Earth as an Exoplanet

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Bulletin #15 – 29/09/2021 – Invisible Galaxies in the Early Universe

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Bulletin #14 – 22/09/2021 – Interior of Mars

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Bulletin #13 – 15/09/2021 – Light Behind a Black Hole

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Bulletin #12 – 08/09/2021 – Whole Supernova Lightcurve

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Bulletin #11 – 01/09/2021 – Hycean Planets

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Bulletin #10 – 25/08/2021 – High-Resolution Galaxy Images

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Bulletin #09 – 21/07/2021 – Hubble Space Telescope is…Revived

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Bulletin #08 – 14/07/2021 – Venus Clouds Too Dry for Life?

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Bulletin #07 – 07/07/2021 – Gravitational Waves from Neutron Star – Black Hole Merger

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Bulletin #06 – 30/06/2021 – First Stars in the Universe

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Bulletin #05 – 23/06/2021 – Dimming of Betelgeuse

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Bulletin #04 – 16/06/2021 – X-Ray map of the Galactic Centre

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Bulletin #03 – 09/06/2021 – Future missions to Venus

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Bulletin #02 – 02/06/2021 – Dark Matter map from the Dark Energy Survey

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Bulletin #01 – 26/05/2021 – Returning a sample from Titan

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