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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Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History
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This website tells the story of astronomers in pursuit of understanding and observing transits of Venus from 1631 to present day. Much of the content comes from rare books and…
  
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Editor: A. Fraknoi; Publisher: Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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This guide provides resources (written and on the web) about the contributions of women to astronomy. It includes sections on over 30 specific women of the past and present, and also…
  
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G. Williger
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This github repository provides materials for a turn-key, general-education level, interdisciplinary eclipse course. It is designed to help prepare for the Apr 8, 2024 total…
  
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Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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This website provides an overview of X-ray Astronomy and X-ray sources: from black holes to galaxy clusters. It covers the history of X-ray astronomy, what X-rays are, how they are…
  
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R. O'Connell
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In this lecture, the author first summarizes the apparent motions of the planets on the sky. He then discusses some of the ways early societies made and recorded observations of the…
  
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R. O'Connell
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This study guide discusses Greek astronomy. It progresses through the dark ages and the Renaissance highlighting Copernicus's contributions to astronomy. There is also animations…
  
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R. O'Connell
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These lecture notes cover the contributions that Tycho, Galileo, Kepler, and Newton made leading up to the discovery of gravity.
  
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R. O'Connell
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These lecture notes cover the effects of science and technology on society and how our understanding of the basic structure and operating principles of the universe has affected…
Celestial Sphere with Analemma JS Model  [ Computer Program ]
  
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T. Timberlake and W. Christian
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The Celestial Sphere and Analemma JavaScript Model simulates the Two Sphere Universe theory of the Ancient Greeks. This theory supposes the stars to be fixed on the surface of a…
The Calendar 
  
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D. Stern
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These web pages provide a short overview of the common (Gregorian) calendar and some less-common ones--Julian, Jewish (leap months), Moslem, Persian (New Year on the spring equinox),…
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