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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Editors: A. Daane, D. Doucette, C. Gosling, D. Hsi, C. Mathis, A. Morrison, S. Park, M. Rifkin, and J. Tabora
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The Underrepresentation Curriculum (URC) is a free, flexible curriculum for STEM instructors to teach about injustice and change the culture of STEM. Using tools such as data…
  
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F. Frazier and E. Kopsian
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This is an activity intended to help students understand orbital motion and Kepler's Laws through a comparison of a circle and an ellipse and the application of Kepler's Law of…
  
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D. Stern
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This is a lesson plan for teaching Newton's formulation of gravity as a universal force that acts similarly on terrestrial and astronomical object. It is linked to textual reference…
  
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R. Vieyra
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This AAPT lesson blends physics and Earth/Space science as students build and use a physical model to explore the geometry of eclipse events. The model allows learners to model how…
  
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D. Stern
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These web pages provide a short overview of the common (Gregorian) calendar and some less-common ones--Julian, Jewish (leap months), Moslem, Persian (New Year on the spring equinox),…
  
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This web page provides an introduction to the motion of objects due to gravity. Topics covered include free fall and acceleration due to gravity, with or without an initial velocity,…
  
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Publisher: California Institute of Technology
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This website provides K-12 classroom activities and educational resources on infrared astronomy. Sponsored by California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Lab, this collection…
  
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A. Fraknoi
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This web page provides a discussion of the different speeds with which someone on Earth is moving in the universe and how astronomers measure such speeds. It includes background…
  
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L. Whitlock and K. Granger
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This is a high school lesson plan on the topic of periodic motion. Students analyze data obtained from high-energy satellites of various binary stars orbital periods, then construct…
  
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Publisher: P. Mitchell
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This activity introduces students to the concepts of the redshift of a receding star. Students will learn about the properties of light, the Doppler effect, and also about Hubble's…
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