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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High Resolution Fly's Eye: Physics at the University of Utah
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This website provides a tutorial on the evolution of stars. It begins with proto-stars, then provides information about main-sequence stars, hydrostatic equilibrium, helium burning,…
  
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E. Chaisson and S. McMillan; Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This website provides online resources for Astronomy Today, an introductory astronomy textbook.
  
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K. Miller and S. Miller
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This website is a tutorial on the phases of the moon, earthshine, and eclipses. There are a number of diagrams in this website that aid in teaching these topics. This site ends with…
  
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K. Miller and S. Miller
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This tutorial begins with a description of Hubble's discovery that other galaxies exist besides the Milky Way and how these galaxies are classified. Hubble's classification…
  
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University of Maryland Astronomy Department
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This site discusses the different types of active galaxies: Double-Lobed radio galaxies, Seyfert Galaxies, BL Lac Objects, and quasars. These pages discuss the structure, components,…
  
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K. Miller and S. Miller
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This website provides a tutorial for students about the bulge, disk, and halo components of the Milky Way. It also contains information about the size and the formation of our…
  
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R. Vieyra; Publisher: American Association of Physics Teachers
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This lesson blends physics and Earth science as students explore the spectra of stars using a physical model composed of balloons and buttons. This activity introduces students to…
  
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K. Miller and S. Miller
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The material on this website is to be used as supplemental materials for a student taking an introductory astronomy course. There is information on topics such as stellar evolution,…
  
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T. Arny
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Thomas Arny's collection of online quizzes at the University of Massachusetts span the entire introductory astronomy curriculum. Subjects covered include historical astronomy,…
  
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T. Arny
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Thomas Arny's collection of online tutorials at the University of Massachusetts span a range of astronomy-related topics. Tutorial subjects include gravity, escape velocity, seasons,…