Under universal skies

Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) is emitted from objects in the universe. Some we can see and some we can’t. How does ‘reading’ this EMR help us understand our universal skies?

Photo of a radio telescope


Take a look at these six interviews with Professor Bryan Gaensler to see how important electromagnetic radiation is to astronomy. These are taken from a larger series of interviews Professor Gaensler did as part of Science Talk 2009.

Your tasks

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Create a diagram of electromagnetic radiation.

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Enhance your diagram with photos.

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Add depth to your diagram with a podcast or presentation.

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