Identifying Supernovae

Science Teachers and CAASTRO researchers have developed two fun activities that enable students to use real images from an Australian telescope to find supernovae.

Activity Instructions

Google Doc

Activity Instructions

Word Doc

To download each supernova image, select image, right-click on the image and select “Save Image As”

Image credits:

Top of page, left – ESA/Hubble & NASA, CC BY 3.0,

Top of page, right – Iridia (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons