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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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…
  
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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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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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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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The Measurement of the Solar Rotation Rate with Tracker Lab uses the Tracker video analysis tool to measure and analyze the motion of sunspots to determine the solar rotation rate.…
  
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M. Juric and R. Gott
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Instructors can use images from this website to teach students about recently revised map of the universe which illustrates recent discoveries, ranging from Kuiper belt objects 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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