Discover a set of resources to develop background knowledge on the topic of space exploration.
Astrophysicist and Associate professor
Visible light is only part of what astronomers study. They use different types of telescopes to study the entire electromagnetic spectrum.
Learn about telescopes that do their work high in Earth’s atmosphere and in space.
Learn about the history of telescopes and the function of refracting and reflecting optical telescopes.
Learn about radio astronomy, a type of astronomy that studies objects in space using radio waves and radio telescopes.
Learn about telescopes, how they work & why they're important to astronomers.
Explore how we see things far and near and from different angles. It's all about perspective!
When astronomers search for extraterrestrial life, they often have to listen for radio waves coming from deep space. If you’re interested, you can help!