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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Editor: G. Tuthill; Publisher: NASA CERES Project
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This website has an extensive library of on-line and interactive K-12 science education materials for teaching astronomy. The site also contains web based lessons using on-line NASA…
  
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Thomas Arny's collection of online quizzes at the University of Massachusetts span the entire introductory astronomy curriculum. Subjects covered include historical astronomy,…
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R. Steinberg, S. Cormier, and A. Fernandez, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 5 (2), 020104 (2009).
Common forms of testing of student understanding of science content can be misleading about their understanding of the nature of scientific thinking. Observational astronomy…
Sidereal and Solar Day  [ Computer Program ]
  
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M. Belloni and T. Timberlake
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The Sidereal and Solar Day model illustrates the difference between the sidereal and solar day. The planets of our solar system both orbit around Sun and rotate on their axis. These…
  
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Publisher: Space Telescope Science Institute, Office of Public Outreach
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This Hubblesite webpage helps users find videos, including astronomy recreations, animations, press conferences and interviews, from any news release. These movies include topics…
Kepler System Model  [ Computer Program ]
  
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T. Timberlake
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The Kepler System model simulates Kepler's final theory of planetary motion. In this theory the planets orbit in ellipses with Sun at one focus (Kepler's First law). These elliptical…
Equatorial Coordinates Model  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The Equatorial Coordinates model displays the position of a star in equatorial (Right Ascension/Declination --- RA/Dec) coordinates. The horizon is shown along with the four cardinal…
Solar and Lunar Eclipse Model  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The Solar and Lunar Eclipse model simulates the occurrences of solar and lunar eclipses. Moon's orbital inclination of 5.145 degrees with respect to the ecliptic (the Earth-Sun…
Earth Orbit Model  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The EJS Earth Orbit model illustrates the Copernican theory of Earth's orbit around the sun. The top window shows a view from outside the celestial sphere. The simulation shows the…
Equinox Precession Model  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The EJS Equinox Precession model illustrates the Copernican theory of Earth's orbit around the sun. The top window shows a view from outside the celestial sphere. The simulation…
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