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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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High Resolution Fly's Eye: Physics at the University of Utah
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This website provides a tutorial on the evolution of stars. It begins with proto-stars, then provides information about main-sequence stars, hydrostatic equilibrium, helium burning,…
  
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Experimental Space Plasma Group
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This site offers information about the interstellar medium. It discusses what the interstellar medium is, how it has developed, how astronomers know what they know, and interactions…
Shapley's Globular Clusters  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The EJS Shapley's Globular Clusters Model shows the distribution of globular clusters around the plane of the Milky Way as determined by Harlow Shapley in 1918. The Space View frame…
Differential Galactic Rotation  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The EJS Differential Galactic Rotation Model illustrates the model of galactic rotation proposed by Jan Oort in 1927. In Oort's model most of the mass of the galaxy is concentrated…
Herschel's Star Gages  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The EJS Herschel's Star Gages Model illustrates William Herschel's methods of "star gages" by which he attempted to map out the shape of our galaxy in 1785. Herschel's star gages…
  
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K. Miller and S. Miller
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This website provides a tutorial for students about the bulge, disk, and halo components of the Milky Way. It also contains information about the size and the formation of our…
  
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Publisher: University of Washington Astronomy Department
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In this exercise, students use the locations of globular clusters in the halo to estimate the distance of the Sun from the center of the Milky Way.
  
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A. Fraknoi
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This web page provides a discussion of the different speeds with which someone on Earth is moving in the universe and how astronomers measure such speeds. It includes background…
  
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Publisher: D. Weiller
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This website is dedicated to the amateur astronomer interested in Deep Sky Object Observation. It begins by explaining how these objects are divided into different types, mainly…