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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D. Stern
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This series of web pages gives an elementary discussion of cosmic rays, followed by sections on high energy particles in the universe and high-energy particles from the Sun. It…
  
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P. Francis
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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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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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MicroObservatory is a network of five automated telescopes that can be controlled over the Internet. These telescopes were developed at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for…
  
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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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These lecture notes describe the main features of optical-band telescopes---i.e. those which operate in or near the part of the EM spectrum to which our eyes are sensitive. It also…
  
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B. Tung
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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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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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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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T. Slater
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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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