Physics and Astronomy

Welcome to the world of physics!

Physics is the study of physical properties of matter and energy. Astronomy is the study of celestial objects and phenomena outside the Earth’s atmosphere.

Today, thanks to online resources, it’s easier than ever to learn about physics, astronomy or astrophysics. On this page, we hope to provide a comprehensive collection of resources (see the list below) to self-study physics or get more involved in physics/astronomy research and projects. These resources were compiled with high school students (ages 14-18) in mind, but advanced middle school students and college students may also benefit!

The only requirement to make use of most of these resources is a device with Internet access– for local resources or in-person programmes, check out our Regional Resources page.

Navigate to the resource you’re looking for by clicking on one (or many…or all) of the links below! Keep in mind, any opinions expressed are my own.

  1. YouTube Channels
  2. Citizen Science Projects and Research Opportunities
  3. Volunteering, Outreach and Exchange Opportunities
  4. Places to collect data
  5. Tutorials and Useful Software
  6. Online Courses
  7. Competitions
  8. Useful Sites

Curious to see what kinds of resources we have but too lazy to click on links? (relatable) Here’s a peek into the kinds of resources you’ll find on the page:

  • A free online program that makes it possible for anyone in the world to discover asteroids [Citizen Science Projects and Research Opportunities]
  • A database with a ton of information about exoplanets [Places to collect data]
  • A global contest giving high school students the opportunity to design a particle physics experiment [Competitions]

Page last updated: August 11, 2021

Newly Added!

IOTA (see Citizen Science Projects and Research Opportunities)