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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B. Dunbar; Editor: J. Ryba
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This website describes all the Apollo missions, including the goals, the spacecraft equipment, the events of the mission, and the outcomes. This website also includes links to…
  
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Publisher: Goddard Space Flight Center
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The SOHO website provides an overview of the SOHO mission, the instruments involved, the operations of the mission, and the latest articles about the mission. There is also an image…
  
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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…
Astronomy Education Review
  
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A. Fraknoi, Astron. Educ. Rev., 10 (1), 010302 (2011).
An annotated overview of 98 astronomy applications for smart phones and tablets has been published in the on-line journal "Astronomy Education Review." Compiled by Andrew Fraknoi…
  
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Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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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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Publisher: Imaginov Corp
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Space.com is an online forum for discussion of space, science and technological innovation. It has links to online magazines like Live Science, Space News, and Ad Astra, SETI science…
  
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D. Stern
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Algebra-based material at the high-school level, oriented towards astronomy and spaceflight, which explores Newton's Laws and their application. Concepts are stressed such as vectors…
  
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D. Stern
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This is an historical overview of spaceflight, stressing the technology of rockets, satellites and orbits, and its use in unmanned missions. It contains sections on rocket motion,…
  
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D. Stern
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This set of three web pages provides a calculation of paths, times, and distances for a flight to Mars and back. The author uses a Hohmann transfer ellipse between two circular…
  
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R. O'Connell
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These lecture notes discuss Newton's theories of dynamics and gravity. The various kinds of possible orbits are described in this lecture. The evolution of space technology such as…
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