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 web site contains two animated tutorials that demonstrate different astronomy concepts. These are: Moon's Phases shows how the motion of the moon relative to the Earth and Sun…
  
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J. Schneider
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A full list of currently known Extrasolar Planets with frequently updated information on detection methods, current searches, and the Extrasolar Planets themselves. The site also…
  
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This web page provides milestones of the European Space Agencies first space probe to the moon. The ESA's ion driven SMART-1 probe entered lunar orbit on 2004 Nov 16 after an 80…
  
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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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Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History
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This website tells the story of astronomers in pursuit of understanding and observing transits of Venus from 1631 to present day. Much of the content comes from rare books 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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P. Plait
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This page is a blog post that explains what the odds are of being killed by a meteorite impact. Because of the wide-spread damage that would occur from a meteorite of significant…
  
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This is a multimedia overview of RPS (radioisotope power systems), a type of nuclear energy technology that uses heat to produce electricity for powering spacecraft. The heat is…
  
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NSSDC asteroid image gallery of Gaspra, Ida, Dactyl, Toutatis and Vesta. Gallery contains links to captions, photo montages and some high-resolution images of asteroid images taken…
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T. Timberlake, Astron. Educ. Rev., 12 (1), 010201 (2013).
This paper describes a series of activities in which students investigate and use the models of planetary motion introduced by the Hellenistic astronomer Claudius Ptolemy in the 2nd…
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