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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Astronomy Education Review
  
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A. Rudolph, E. Prather, G. Brissenden, D. Consiglio, and V. Gonzaga, Astron. Educ. Rev., 9 (1).
This is the second in a series of reports on a national study of the teaching and learning of astronomy in general education, nonscience major, introductory college astronomy courses…
Astronomy Education Review
  
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E. Prather, T. Slater, J. Adams, J. Bailey, L. Monowar-Jones, and J. Dostal, Astron. Educ. Rev., 3 (2), 122-136 (2004).
The project produced learner-centered classroom instructional materials for a large-enrollment intro astronomy survey course for non-science majors. Lecture-Tutorials are…
The Physics Teacher
  
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V. Kuo and R. Beichner; Publisher: American Association of Physics Teachers, Phys. Teach., 44 (3), 168-172 (2006).
Most teachers of introductory physics will agree that many students have difficulty with vectors, so much so that we frequently spend a week at the beginning of the semester…
Science Education
  
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U. Eriksson, Sci. Educ., 98 (3), 412–442 (2014).
An overlooked feature in astronomy education is the need for students to learn to extrapolate three-dimensionality and the challenges that this may involve. Discerning critical…
  
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This site presents an history of the life of Copernicus. It discusses the discoveries he made and the other important accomplishments in his life. This is part of the Mac Tutor…
  
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This article informs amateur astronomers about ten common mistakes people make when buying and using a telescope. It is part of Brian Tung's The Astronomy Corner.
The Physics Teacher
  
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C. Morrow, Phys. Teach., 38 (4), 252-253 (2000).
Everyday association with time in our modern age involves watches, clocks, and calendars rather than the astronomical motions that were the original bases for timekeeping. However,…
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E. Prather and G. Brissenden, Astron. Educ. Rev., 7 (2), 1-17 (2008).
Professional development for astronomy instructors largely focuses on enhancing their understanding of the limitations of professor-centered lectures while also increasing awareness…
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A. Fraknoi, Astron. Educ. Rev., 10 (1), 3 (2011).
This is a brief essay about concepts for improving the way teachers teach. It is geared toward the field of Astronomy, but the concepts can be applied universally. The author…
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Astrobites is a daily astrophysical literature journal written by graduate students in astronomy. The goal of this site is to present one interesting paper per day in a brief format…