History

What is a Sundial?



A cartoon image of sun beams hitting a sundail and causing a shadow


Moon Jigsaw

Can you complete the 'Moonsaic'?



The top two thirds of the full Moon. Labels show where the 6 Apollo Missions landed. The Picture is divided up into 6 jigsaw pieces.


Moon Jigsaw - Simple

Can you complete the 'Moonsaic'?



The top two thirds of the full Moon. Labels show where the 6 Apollo Missions landed. The Picture is divided up into 6 jigsaw pieces.


Telescopes Quiz

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Telescopes are used to magnify distant objects. They are a vital tool for astronomy. Over the last few hundred years, scientists and engineers have built bigger and better telescopes, revealing the mysteries of the Universe. But how much do you know about telescopes on Earth and beyond?

 





Thebe Medupe

Thebe Medupe
Thebe Medupe
Credit: North West University
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Occupation: Astrophysicist & Ethno-astronomer

Year born: 1973

Research Areas: Variable Stars

 

Timeline of Astronomy

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Did you know that our understanding of science and space had gradually been built over thousands of years? Discover the people from the past whose observations and experiments helped us understand our Solar System and the Universe.





Astronomical Influencers Quiz

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Test your astronomy knowledge while learning about the who's who of ancient to present day astronomy! 





Haida Liang

Occupation: Professor of Physics

Research Areas: Imaging and Sensing, Conservation, Science and Art

 

"I’m working on the boundary between optical imaging and history… physics and history are the two things that I love."

Anthony Aveni

Anthony Aveni
Credit: All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Occupation: Astronomer, Anthropologist and Author

Year born: 1938

Research Areas: Archaeoastronomy, Ancient Astronomy in the Americas, Mayans

 

Jarita Holbrook

Jarita Holbrook
Credit: AAAS portrait photographer.
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Occupation: Professor of Astronomy

Year born: 1965

Research Areas: History, Cultural Studies of Astronomy, African Indigenous Astronomy

 

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