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This web page links to recently created or updated resource guides for introductory astronomy.  These instructional resource guides include: information about the history and present role of women in astronomy with biographical material and discussions of the issues that confront women in astronomy; a guide to resources debunking astronomical pseudo-science  such as astrology, UFO's, doomsday scenarios, the "young universe theory", the Face on Mars, crop circles, etc.; a guide to plays about astronomers; links to find the best astronomy images; an introduction to the vexing issue of light pollution; resources about Pluto and the Kuiper Belt; and a guide to free lab exercises on astronomy.

This is part of a web site with a wide range of astronomy resources and information for educators and the general public.
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- Astronomy Education
- Historical Astronomy
= History of Astronomy
- Solar System
= Kuiper Belt Objects
- Informal Education
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Collection
- Instructional Material
= Laboratory
- Reference Material
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- Learners
- Educators
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