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 site offers information concerned with a particular group of binary stars: a cataclysmic variable star system. This site describes what they are, how they interact, and…
  
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Publisher: D. Bruton
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This website provides both basic and advanced information on: simple models for computing light curves, a power point presentation on binary stars, student exercises, modeling close…
  
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L. Whitlock and K. Granger
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This is a high school lesson plan on the topic of periodic motion. Students analyze data obtained from high-energy satellites of various binary stars orbital periods, then construct…
  
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K. Lee
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The Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project site provides high quality applets simulating important astrophysical phenomena such as eclipsing binaries, stellar evolution on the H-R…
  
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V. Dhillon
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This site offers information about the history of binary stars, how they form, and their evolution. There are also images and animations provided throughout this tutorial to better…
Eclipsing Binary Stars  [ Computer Program ]
  
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Eclipsing Binary Stars model simulates the detection of eclipsing binary stars. In this method, the light curve from the combination of the two stars, and how it changes over time…