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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G. Felder
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An online paper by Gary Felder on the standard expanding universe. The major points cover the possibility of an infinite or finite universe, the history of our universe and how it…
  
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G. Felder
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This paper introduces a theory known as inflation, a modification of the standard "big bang" model of the history of the universe. In an earlier paper, called "The Expanding…
  
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L. Bombelli
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This web page contains lecture notes about the early universe. It describes the conditions that allowed particles to evolve into large stars and galaxies. The information provided is…
  
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J. Schombert
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This is a course website for teaching galaxies and the expanding universe in one semester to introductory astronomy non-science majors. It contains a syllabus, lectures, links to…
  
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Publisher: Goddard Space Flight Center
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Student projects designed as supplements to an undergraduate cosmology course are available on the LAMBDA website (Legacy Archive for Microwave Background Data Analysis). One project…
  
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Publisher: Department of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics
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This site discusses the problems that a low density universe causes for the inflation theory. It also discusses the open vs closed universe theories and what is meant by critical…
  
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N. Short
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Astronomy and Cosmology: The Description, Origin, and Development of the Universe is a section of a larger tutorial describing the uses of remote sensing. The author disscusses many…
  
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M. Juric and R. Gott
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Instructors can use images from this website to teach students about recently revised map of the universe which illustrates recent discoveries, ranging from Kuiper belt objects in…
  
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A. Fraknoi; Publisher: Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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This resource guide for introductory astronomy highlights useful and accessible materials on the web and in print. It is designed to help instructors quickly compile high-quality…
  
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W. Hu
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This web site presents a basic introduction to the cosmic background radiation and cosmology. It includes terms, graphs, and animations to present the key principles and ideas of…
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