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 an extensive set of resources for both traditional and distance-learning undergraduate introductory astronomy courses. These materials cover topics from…
  
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"Black Lives in Astronomy," a new 8-page resource guide includes written and video resources about and by 25 Black astronomers, as well as general materials to examine the history…
  
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Comprehensive collection of images of Messier objects, galaxies, interacting galaxies, active galaxies, clusters, comets, and interstellar material. Each image links the user to more…
  
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This website allows teachers to review three editions of the Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier textbook. This website also provides teachers and students who are currently…
  
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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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Welcome to The Electronic Sky, a site dedicated to the entire universe. The site consists of a series of articles covering a wide variety of cosmic phenomena, ranging from minor…
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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R. Zich, A. Sammons, and R. Rosenblatt, PERC 2019 Proceedings, 687-692.
We report on the conversion of a general education sophomore-level astronomy course from traditional lecture-based methods to a more active-learning course. The course was reworked…
  
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Peer Instruction for Astronomy is an instructor's guide to a method of enhancing lecture classes in introductory astronomy. This technique requires that the instructor have a large…
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