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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In this laboratory activity, students investigate properties of lenses and simple telescope construction. Students will describe the nature of convex lenses, measure the focal length…
Herschel's Star Gages  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The EJS Herschel's Star Gages Model illustrates William Herschel's methods of "star gages" by which he attempted to map out the shape of our galaxy in 1785. Herschel's star gages…
  
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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.
  
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D. Fisher; Publisher: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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This online workbook is used for training teachers and volunteers who wish to operate the Goldstone-Apple Valley Radio Telescope. The students in this district operate the telescope…
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Astronomy notes is an educational resource for introductory astronomy classes for undergraduates. This section discusses refracting, reflecting, and radio telescopes. Definitions and…
  
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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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This web site presents Hubble's fascinating discoveries from 1990-2020 through pictures, videos, and stories that describe the universe's past, present, and future. Articles describe…
  
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Publisher: Space Telescope Science Institute
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Hubblesite NewsCenter is the complete collection of every Hubble Space Telescope news release and its supporting materials, along with tools and resources designed to further your…
  
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The James Webb Space Telescope is set to be NASA’s infrared flagship observatory beginning in the summer of 2022. With expected resolution from 0.6 to 28.8 micron, it will enable…
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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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