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Space Revealed

Secret lives of planets, stars and galaxies

New Zealand astronomers use different wavelengths of light to reveal information about stars and galaxies and to find new planets. Learn about our Solar System at the same time.

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Finding your way around

There are several different ways to discover the site's resources and their related content, along with ideas for grouping them for teaching opportunities:

  • The collections contain groups of related resources about Space Revealed.
  • The Connections tool is a visual interactive pathway to discovering the resources and related content for Space Revealed.
  • The printable context overview will assist teachers to find pathways through this context and to plan lessons and units of work.

Collections | Connections | Context overview (PDF 62 kB)


    Planet hunting

    Hundreds of extrasolar planets (around other stars) have been found using several methods, including transit, ‘wobble’ and microlensing. New Zealand scientists are part of the hunt for extrasolar...

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    Colliding galaxies

    This articles looks at galaxy clusters which help us understand the structure of the universe. Much information is got using X-ray and radio telescopes, and there are plans for even better...

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    Light and telescopes

    Much of the electromagnetic spectrum is invisible to our eyes. Telescopes detect different wavelengths of light from objects in space.

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    Prof Denis Sullivan

    Professor Denis Sullivan, an astrophysicist at Victoria University of Wellington, talks about how he uses science in his work. He also considers some of the limits of science.

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Space observatory

In this interactive use different telescopes to image objects in space.


NZ Research

NZ Research collection.
NZ Research collection. This collection provides information about the work of New Zealand’s world-class science and technology sectors in relation to Space...

Science Ideas and Concepts

Science Ideas and Concepts collection.
Science Ideas and Concepts collection. Scientific study requires a basic knowledge and understanding of ideas and concepts. This collection explains the ideas that are...


People collection.
People collection. This collection introduces some of the people working or studying in the areas explored in Space Revealed. Click on a name to find out...

Teaching and Learning Approaches

Teaching and Learning Approaches collection.
Teaching and Learning Approaches collection. Student activities are the main feature of this collection, along with a variety of resources for teachers to use in exploring Space...


Timeline collection.
Timeline collection. An interactive look at some of the historical aspects of Space Revealed.

Question Bank

Question Bank collection.
Question Bank collection. An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an initial list of questions about Space...

Key Terms

Key Terms collection.
Key Terms collection. This resource provides explanations of the key concepts encountered when exploring Space Revealed – the ‘basics’ that every student...

Sci Media

Sci Media collection.
Sci Media collection. This collection is where you can find all the images, video clips, animations and interactives that relate to Space Revealed.

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