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 web site contains a series of in-class question modules. Each Flash module consists of a set of questions and resources designed to encourage student engagement in the…
  
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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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The Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project site provides high quality applets simulating important astrophysical phenomena such as eclipsing binaries, stellar evolution on the H-R…
  
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E. Prather, T. Slater, J. Adams, G. Brissenden, and Conceptual Astronomy and Physics Education Research
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These introductory astronomy tutorials are student-centered activities designed to promote conceptual understanding. Topics consist include understanding the celestial sphere,…
  
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M. Masetti; Publisher: Goddard Space Flight Center
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This website gives an impression of the size of our Universe, starting with the Earth and increasing scale until it reaches the scale of the visible universe. The user can view and…
  
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B. Bryson
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A cosmic journey in 42 steps of powers of ten starting with quarks (10^-14 meters) and ending with 'near the limit of our knowledge' (10^25 meters).
  
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Experimental Space Plasma Group
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This site offers information about the interstellar medium. It discusses what the interstellar medium is, how it has developed, how astronomers know what they know, and interactions…
  
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E. Prather, J. Adams, D. Loranz, G. Brissenden, and T. Slater
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This resource provides instructors with tips on using Lecture Tutorials for moon phases, light, telescopes, the solar system, our sun, stellar astronomy, characteristics of the Milky…
  
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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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This site first introduces stellar evolution by exploring hydrostatic balance, radiation pressure, and gravity. The next three sections discuss mass criteria, lifetime, and evolution…
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