Astronomy in the News

This service provides research-led resources for teaching in the curriculum of Key Stages 3/4/5 Science. Each 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.

You can find the bulletins from Astronomy in the News below.

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

Powerpoint Slides

Teacher Notes

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

Powerpoint Slides

Teacher Notes

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

Powerpoint Slides

Teacher Notes

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

Powerpoint Slides

Teacher Notes

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

Powerpoint Slides

Teacher Notes

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

Powerpoint Slides

Teacher Notes

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

Powerpoint Slides

Teacher Notes

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

Powerpoint Slides

Teacher Notes

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

Powerpoint Slides

Teacher Notes

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

Powerpoint Slides

Teacher Notes

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

Powerpoint Slides

Teacher Notes

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

Powerpoint Slides

Teacher Notes

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

Powerpoint Slides

Teacher Notes

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

Powerpoint Slides

Teacher Notes

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

Powerpoint Slides

Teacher Notes

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

Powerpoint Slides

Teacher Notes

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

Powerpoint Slides

Teacher Notes