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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B. Keel
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Comprehensive collection of images of Messier objects, galaxies, interacting galaxies, active galaxies, clusters, comets, and interstellar material. Each image links the user to more…
Star Motion on the Horizon JS Package  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The Star Motion on the Horizon JS Package displays how the appearance and motion of the stars near and around the northern, southern, eastern, and western horizon change over the…
  
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A large collection of images taken with a small telescope.
  
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Publisher: Calypso Imaging, Inc.
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This web site contains a wide range of high quality images of the solar atmosphere and corona. Composite images show changes over time or different wavelengths. Descriptions of the…
The Physics Teacher
  
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V. Kuo and R. Beichner; Publisher: American Association of Physics Teachers, Phys. Teach., 44 (3), 168-172 (2006).
Most teachers of introductory physics will agree that many students have difficulty with vectors, so much so that we frequently spend a week at the beginning of the semester…
Astronomy Education Review
  
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E. Prather, T. Slater, J. Adams, J. Bailey, L. Monowar-Jones, and J. Dostal, Astron. Educ. Rev., 3 (2), 122-136 (2004).
The project produced learner-centered classroom instructional materials for a large-enrollment intro astronomy survey course for non-science majors. Lecture-Tutorials are…
Astronomy Education Review
  
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A. Rudolph, E. Prather, G. Brissenden, D. Consiglio, and V. Gonzaga, Astron. Educ. Rev., 9 (1).
This is the second in a series of reports on a national study of the teaching and learning of astronomy in general education, nonscience major, introductory college astronomy courses…
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U. Eriksson, Sci. Educ., 98 (3), 412–442 (2014).
An overlooked feature in astronomy education is the need for students to learn to extrapolate three-dimensionality and the challenges that this may involve. Discerning critical…
  
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This website is a photo gallery that contains images of planets, nebulae, galaxies, globular clusters, stars, compact objects, and spcaecraft.
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