With the advent of robotic telescopes and the wide-scale availability of the Internet in schools, it is now possible to carry out real investigatio
A look at resources that are available and how Tim Peake's mission to the International Space Station can provide an exciting context for spac
The objectives of ESERO-UK are more fully explained in the articles that follow, but essentially it seeks to promote the whole subject of space as
This article outlines the Space Academy programme led by the National Space Centre from 2008 to 2011, with the stated goals of harnessing the inspi
This article describes the design, delivery, evaluation and impact of a CPD course for physics and chemistry teachers.
In this special issue, we have tried to combine a celebration of the 400th anniversary of Galileo using a telescope to look at the night sky and al
A simple practical activity that uses various methods to help students understand the idea of the expanding universe.
In 1957, Russia launched Sputnik 1 into space, the first satellite to orbit the Earth. There was no news until it had been successful.
This article, based on research conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) for the UK branch of the European Space Educat
This article describes how the Science Department at Shoeburyness High School in Essex introduced a space-themed year 8 (ages 12-13) science course
A simple hands-on activity to illustrate Hubble's law
Why and how to borrow the Moon. The Apollo missions brought back 382kg of Moon rock.