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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D. Stern
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This web page discusses why and how sundials tell time. It provides instructions for teachers and students on how to create a paper sundial, tells how to design sundials for…
  
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This web page provides information and a graphical exercise for students regarding the interaction between magnetic field lines and a plasma. The activity involves tracing a typical…
  
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D. Stern
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This website provides instructions and an image which can be downloaded, printed on a regular page, copied by a xerox machine (preferably, onto stiff paper), cut and folded to…
  
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P. Francis
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This website provides role-playing and problem-based exercises for introductory and advanced astronomy students. Small groups and group interactions are used to stimulate discussion…
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Celestia is a free real-time space simulation that lets you experience our universe in three dimensions. Unlike most planetarium software, Celestia doesn't confine you to the surface…
  
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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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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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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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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astronomy
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This website was created by NASA and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The site's primary contents are printed guides and lesson plans, presentations for scientists…
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