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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Copernican System Model  [ Computer Program ]
  
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T. Timberlake
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The Ejs Copernican System model illustrates Copernicus' system of planetary motions. The entire system is centered on the center of Earth's uniform, circular orbit. Sun is placed…
Superior Ptolemaic Model  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The Ejs Superior Ptolemaic model illustrates Ptolemy's orbit for a superior planet. The model consists of a deferent circle, centered on a point some distance from Earth (at the…
Jupiter 
  
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Publisher: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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This site discusses the planet Jupiter. Some of the topics discussed include: its interior, surface, and atmosphere, its magnetosphere, its moons and rings, missions, myths, and…
  
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L. Marschall, G. Snyder, P. Cooper, M. Hayden, and R. Good
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The purpose of this lab is to illustrate the measurement of the mass of a planet using Kepler's third law. The software provides a view of Jupiter at four magnifications, along with…
  
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Publisher: United States Geologic Survey
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Explore global imagery of the planets and satellites from a variety of missions in an easy to use web interface. Customize and download your own image maps of the Moon, Mars, Venus,…
  
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S. Harvey; Editors: P. Davis and K. Munsell
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This site contains details on the Galileo spacecraft mission to Jupiter. Galileo operated from 1989-2003 and sent back valuable information about Jupiter and its moons before being…
  
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D. Stern
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This article provides an outline of the motion of charged particles in the Earth's magnetic fields, and the Van Allen and outer radiation belts. It summarizes their discovery, their…
  
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Publisher: NASA Science Mission Directorate
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During its 14-year odyssey, the NASA spacecraft Galileo took thousands of images. In addition to extensively photographing the Jovian system, Galileo also turned its cameras on…
  
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R. O'Connell
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This lecture compares terrestrial atmospheres and discusses atmospheric processes, atmospheric equilibrium, and the atmospheric development of Mars, Venus, and Earth. It ends with a…
  
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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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