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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T. Arny
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Thomas Arny's collection of online tutorials at the University of Massachusetts span a range of astronomy-related topics. Tutorial subjects include gravity, escape velocity, seasons,…
Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
  
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R. Steinberg, S. Cormier, and A. Fernandez, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 5 (2), 020104 (2009).
Common forms of testing of student understanding of science content can be misleading about their understanding of the nature of scientific thinking. Observational astronomy…
Eratosthenes Model  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The Eratosthenes model displays the shadows cast by two gnomons (sticks) at different locations on Earth. For one gnomon, Sun is directly overhead (as would be the case if the gnomon…
  
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The Scientific Revolution is one book in The Internet Modern History Sourcebook which assembles text and images from numerous sources. It traces our modern conception of science from…
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The Colliding Galaxies Model is an implementation of Alar and Juri Toomres’ 1972 super computer model showing the formation of galactic bridges and tails under the assumption that…
  
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Publisher: Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) is an international nonprofit scientific and educational organization that works to increase understanding and appreciation of…
  
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Editor: P. Garik; Editor: K. Brecher
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This page offers links to three websites that offer educational applets developed by project LITE. LITE 1, LITE Vision, and LITE Spectrum Explorer teach students about stellar…
  
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This is a selective list of some short stories and novels that use more or less accurate science. They can be used for teaching or reinforcing astronomy or physics concepts. Both…
  
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G. Novak, E. Patterson, and A. Garvin
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This site provides information about and resources for Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT). This is a teaching and learning strategy that combines web-based study assignments and an active…
  
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This article reviews the history, theories and contributions that led Albert Einstein to formulate the theories of Special and General Relativity. It starts from the understanding of…
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