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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Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History
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This website tells the story of astronomers in pursuit of understanding and observing transits of Venus from 1631 to present day. Much of the content comes from rare books and…
  
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R. Zich, A. Sammons, and R. Rosenblatt
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R. Zich, A. Sammons, and R. Rosenblatt, PERC 2019 Proceedings, 687-692.
We report on the conversion of a general education sophomore-level astronomy course from traditional lecture-based methods to a more active-learning course. The course was reworked…
  
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D. Morrison
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NASA Astrobiology Institute news story on new evidence of a 251-million year-old impact crater off the western coast of Australia that may have caused the "Great Dying", the…
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R. Bieniek and M. Zeilik, Am. J. Phys., 44 (7), 695-696 (1976).
Summarizes the results of a student opinion questionnaire that was distributed to students of a PSI (Personalized System of Instruction) astronomy course for seven consecutive…
Astronomy Education Review
  
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T. Timberlake, Astron. Educ. Rev., 12 (1), 010201 (2013).
This paper describes a series of activities in which students investigate and use the models of planetary motion introduced by the Hellenistic astronomer Claudius Ptolemy in the 2nd…
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Publisher: Imaginov Corp
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Space.com is an online forum for discussion of space, science and technological innovation. It has links to online magazines like Live Science, Space News, and Ad Astra, SETI science…
  
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Publisher: 2MASS Group
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The Two Micron All Sky Survey at IPAC website provides an image gallery of solar system objects, Jupiter's moons, H II regions, star formation regions, and reflection nebulae, open…
  
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Publisher: Goddard Space Flight Center
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Student projects designed as supplements to an undergraduate cosmology course are available on the LAMBDA website (Legacy Archive for Microwave Background Data Analysis). One project…
  
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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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Editor: D. GutiƩrrez
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This is a reference list of libraries of stellar spectra for late-type, early-type stars and the sun, as well as synthetic spectra, spectrophotometric atlases, Morgan-Keenan stellar…
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