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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Comprehensive collection of images of Messier objects, galaxies, interacting galaxies, active galaxies, clusters, comets, and interstellar material. Each image links the user to more…
  
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Publisher: The McGraw-Hill Companies
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This website allows teachers to review three editions of the Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier textbook. This website also provides teachers and students who are currently…
  
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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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K. Cheng, H. Chau, and K. Lee
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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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This website, edited by Neil Comins (U. Maine), lists common misconceptions students have about astronomical concepts by topic.
  
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K. Lee
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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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Publisher: Operations and Data Management Division | STScI
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This is a set of all-sky photograph surveys from the ground based telescopes Palomar and UK Schmidt in several colors. Images from any portion of the sky can be acquired either in…
  
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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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J. Köppen
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This site provides a collection of Java applets written for teaching, creating exercises, allowing self-study and for use as small research tools. They aim to permit an interactive…
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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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