The Astronomy Center has provided educational resources to introductory astronomy educators since 2003. Over the past 20 years, the rapid pace of discovery has rendered some of our linked resources obsolete. Thus, the Astronomy Center will be decommissioned on March 1, 2022. Our highest quality resources will be retained on ComPADRE.org.

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This is the first of three linked web pages. The one listed introduces the concept of mass and the question of how it may be measured without recourse to gravity, e.g. in the…
  
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L. Marschall, G. Snyder, P. Cooper, M. Hayden, and R. Good
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Project CLEA develops laboratory exercises that illustrate modern astronomical techniques using a virtual observatory, digital data and color images. Each CLEA laboratory exercise…
  
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This website provides computer simulations and curricular materials for teaching the history of planetary astronomy from Ancient Greece to Isaac Newton. The site includes worksheets…
  
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An algebra-based overview of elementary and pre-telescope astronomy. Topics covered include sundials, seasons, calendars, precession, shape and rotation of Earth, Greek astronomy,…
Astronomy Education Review
  
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T. Timberlake, Astron. Educ. Rev., 12 (1), 010201 (2013).
This paper describes a series of activities in which students investigate and use the models of planetary motion introduced by the Hellenistic astronomer Claudius Ptolemy in the 2nd…
Stellar Parallax and Aberration Package  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The Stellar Parallax and Aberration Launcher package is a self-contained file for teaching the concepts of parallax and aberration of light as they apply to astronomy. The file…
  
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The software for this exercise presents students with a radio telescope they can point at a source in the sky, viewing the output of the radio receiver on a graphic display that…
  
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The Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute's mission is to explore, understand, and explain the origin, nature, prevalence and distribution of life in the…
  
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This exercise incorporates software designed to find asteroids using digital images of the sky taken at different times, along with software designed to measure the precise positions…
  
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L. Marschall, G. Snyder, P. Cooper, M. Hayden, and R. Good
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The purpose of this lab is to illustrate the measurement of the mass of a planet using Kepler's third law. The software provides a view of Jupiter at four magnifications, along with…
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