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 guide describes a novel project structure for sky observations commonly assigned in introductory level astronomy students at either the high school or undergraduate level. The…
  
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"Black Lives in Astronomy," a new 8-page resource guide includes written and video resources about and by 25 Black astronomers, as well as general materials to examine the history…
  
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This is a traditional course website for teaching the universe in two semesters to college students who are non-science majors. It contains lectures which have imbedded…
  
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In this lecture, the author first summarizes the apparent motions of the planets on the sky. He then discusses some of the ways early societies made and recorded observations of the…
  
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This study guide discusses Greek astronomy. It progresses through the dark ages and the Renaissance highlighting Copernicus's contributions to astronomy. There is also animations…
  
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These lecture notes cover the contributions that Tycho, Galileo, Kepler, and Newton made leading up to the discovery of gravity.
  
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These lecture notes discuss Newton's theories of dynamics and gravity. The various kinds of possible orbits are described in this lecture. The evolution of space technology such as…
  
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These lecture notes cover the effects of science and technology on society and how our understanding of the basic structure and operating principles of the universe has affected…
  
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These lecture notes describe the general properties of our planetary system and those around other stars and how these are explained in models for star formation.
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These lecture notes describe the main features of optical-band telescopes---i.e. those which operate in or near the part of the EM spectrum to which our eyes are sensitive. It also…
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