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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J. Scott
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This guide describes a novel project structure for sky observations commonly assigned in introductory level astronomy students at either the high school or undergraduate level. The…
  
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This web page discusses why and how sundials tell time. It provides instructions for teachers and students on how to create a paper sundial, tells how to design sundials for…
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The first of 4 linked files giving a very brief and elementary overview of sunspots, flares and coronal mass ejections, including some early history and the articles by Schwabe…
  
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This set of web pages provide an elementary introduction to the solar wind, starting with evidence from comet tails and continuing to Parker's theory of the Sun's corona and…
  
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This web page describes magnetic substorms and storms, their properties, and their relations to charged particle flow and auroras. It includes descriptions of the magnetic field…
  
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A. Fraknoi and D. Schatz; Publisher: National Science Teachers Association
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This illustrated booklet describes, in everyday language, the circumstances of the Aug. 21, 2017 eclipse of the Sun, which will be total in a narrow path stretching diagonally across…
  
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Publisher: Calypso Imaging, Inc.
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This web site contains a wide range of high quality images of the solar atmosphere and corona. Composite images show changes over time or different wavelengths. Descriptions of the…
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This material uses the Sun as an example of diverse parts of physics. Topics include weather and climate, magnetism and the interplanetary field, color, spectra and the…
  
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This site provides information about the appearance and physics of the polar aurora. The article discusses the relation of the aurora to the Earth's magnetic field, the electric…
  
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These web pages trace the processes involved in the sun's impact on weather. This is an exploration of the importance of radiation and reflection of light, both visible and…
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