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 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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F. Frazier and E. Kopsian
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This is an activity intended to help students understand orbital motion and Kepler's Laws through a comparison of a circle and an ellipse and the application of Kepler's Law of…
  
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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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Publisher: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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This form hosted by the Global Monitoring Laboratory can be used to calculate the sun rise/set for any place in any year.
  
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Publisher: Operations and Data Management Division | STScI
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This is a set of all-sky photograph surveys from the ground based telescopes Palomar and UK Schmidt in several colors. Images from any portion of the sky can be acquired either in…
  
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L. Marschall, G. Snyder, P. Cooper, M. Hayden, and R. Good
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Project CLEA develops laboratory exercises that illustrate modern astronomical techniques using a virtual observatory, digital data and color images. Each CLEA laboratory exercise…
  
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In this laboratory activity, students investigate properties of lenses and simple telescope construction. Students will describe the nature of convex lenses, measure the focal length…
  
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This web page links to recently created or updated resource guides for introductory astronomy. These instructional resource guides include: information about the history and present…
Astronomy Education Review
  
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A. Fraknoi, Astron. Educ. Rev., 10 (1), 010302 (2011).
An annotated overview of 98 astronomy applications for smart phones and tablets has been published in the on-line journal "Astronomy Education Review." Compiled by Andrew Fraknoi…
Measurement of the Sidereal Day with Tracker  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The Measurement of the Sidereal Day with Tracker Lab uses the Tracker video analysis tool to measure and analyze the motion stars near Polaris (the North Celestial Pole) to determine…
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