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 website provides role-playing and problem-based exercises for introductory and advanced astronomy students. Small groups and group interactions are used to stimulate discussion…
Exoplanet Detection JS: Transit Method  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The Exoplanet Detection JS: Transit Method model simulates the detection of exoplanets by using the transit method of detecting exoplanets. In this method, the light curve from a…
  
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The Exoplanet Detection JS: The Radial Velocity Method model simulates the detection of exoplanets by using the radial velocity method and the Doppler effect. In this simulation the…
  
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This website provides information about the six geological processes that are either currently operating on Mars or have operated during Martian history. These include the aeolian,…
  
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NASA Astrobiology Institute news story on new evidence of a 251-million year-old impact crater off the western coast of Australia that may have caused the "Great Dying", the…
  
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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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These lecture notes describe the general properties of our planetary system and those around other stars and how these are explained in models for star formation.
  
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These lecture notes adress the question: "Are we alone or are there millions of advanced life forms in the universe?" by examining life on Earth, the origin of life on Earth, the…
  
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Publisher: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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This tutorial focuses on the origin of the chemical abundances in the solar system, beginning with the formation of the heavier elements in supernovae, and leading to the chemical…
  
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Editor: A. Fraknoi; Publishers: Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, NASA Ames Research Center, and Foothill College
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This series of video lectures covers a wide range of current topics in astronomy and astrophysics given by leading scientists in their fields. These are recorded from regular…
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