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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In this laboratory activity, students investigate properties of lenses and simple telescope construction. Students will describe the nature of convex lenses, measure the focal length…
  
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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…
Herschel's Star Gages  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The EJS Herschel's Star Gages Model illustrates William Herschel's methods of "star gages" by which he attempted to map out the shape of our galaxy in 1785. Herschel's star gages…
  
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Publisher: Scientific and Technical Information Branch National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Wallace Tucker's The Star Splitters is an online book about the history of NASA's High Energy Astronomy Observatory (HEAO) Program, which provided the first x-ray focusing telescopes…
  
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This article informs amateur astronomers about ten common mistakes people make when buying and using a telescope. It is part of Brian Tung's The Astronomy Corner.
  
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Editor: R. Baalke
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This website is designed to educate the public about the Magellan Mission to Venus. It includes reports, a description of the mission, images taken by Magellan, animations of the…
  
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Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics; Publisher: Goddard Space Flight Center
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This web site contains materials about all parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. It describes each space telescope that NASA has launched as well as its observing range in the…
  
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Publisher: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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This Chandra X-ray Observatory website gives a brief history on the discovery of X-rays and how they are produced. There is also information on other forms of light. This website…
  
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Publisher: National Radio Astronomy Observatory
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This website contains information on radio astronomy, the NRAO, how telescopes work, the history and discovery of radio astronomy, and the radio communication process. This website…
  
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D. Fisher; Publisher: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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This online workbook is used for training teachers and volunteers who wish to operate the Goldstone-Apple Valley Radio Telescope. The students in this district operate the telescope…
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