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 website provides an extensive set of resources for both traditional and distance-learning undergraduate introductory astronomy courses. These materials cover topics from…
  
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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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D. Nash
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This website contains information about stars that are similar to the sun. It provides information about the star's brightness compared to the Sun's, any planets or companion stars,…
  
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This lesson blends physics and Earth science as students explore the spectra of stars using a physical model composed of balloons and buttons. This activity introduces students to…
  
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This web page describes electromagnetic waves and sunlight. Information includes physiological and spectral color, spectral lines, the electromagnetic field work of Maxwell, the…
  
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This applet explores from three different physical perspectives the orbit of a low-mass test particle around a non-rotating black hole. An instructional guide to the applet and a…
  
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This tutorial describes how the distance to the stars was determined, and embeds a set of activities highlighting astrometry. It begins with the first attempt made by Aristarchus and…
  
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The site discusses the eraly theories that attempted to explain why the sun shines. By the end of the article the author discusses the process of nuclear fusion in the sun and other…
  
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This article discusses the historical achievements associated with stellar astronomy. In particular it covers: spectral types, the H-R diagram, stellar evolution, and stellar death.…
  
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Astronomy and Cosmology: The Description, Origin, and Development of the Universe is a section of a larger tutorial describing the uses of remote sensing. The author disscusses many…
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