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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D. Stern
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This is a set of six web pages describing four unconventional methods of accelerating spacecraft. These are using cannons, nuclear power, solar sails and ion rockets. Gravity-assist…
  
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This is the first of three linked web pages. The one listed introduces the concept of mass and the question of how it may be measured without recourse to gravity, e.g. in the…
  
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The first of 6 linked web pages on how the inner radiation belt was discovered in 1958 by Van Allen, on the type of instrument used (Geiger counter), on the belt's explanation based…
  
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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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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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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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Publisher: Space Telescope Science Institute, Office of Public Outreach
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This is a collection of all publicly released pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope. Accompanying each photograph is the official news release, an introduction to the object, fast…
  
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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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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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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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