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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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…
Astrobites 
  
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Astrobites is a daily astrophysical literature journal written by graduate students in astronomy. The goal of this site is to present one interesting paper per day in a brief format…
  
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E. Prather, J. Adams, D. Loranz, G. Brissenden, and T. Slater
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This resource provides instructors with tips on using Lecture Tutorials for moon phases, light, telescopes, the solar system, our sun, stellar astronomy, characteristics of the Milky…
  
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Legg Middle School Planetarium
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This website gives the mythological accounts of the stars and constellations. It provides the stories of the constellations from different parts of the world.
  
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L. Bombelli
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This web page contains lecture notes about the early universe. It describes the conditions that allowed particles to evolve into large stars and galaxies. The information provided is…
  
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J. Tenn
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Biographies and references of winners of The Astronomy Society of the Pacific's Catherine Wolfe Bruce gold medal for lifetime contributions to astronomy. Important biographical…
  
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K. Miller and S. Miller
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This website provides a tutorial for students about the bulge, disk, and halo components of the Milky Way. It also contains information about the size and the formation of our…
  
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K. Miller and S. Miller
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This website is a tutorial on the phases of the moon, earthshine, and eclipses. There are a number of diagrams in this website that aid in teaching these topics. This site ends with…
  
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K. Miller and S. Miller
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This site first introduces stellar evolution by exploring hydrostatic balance, radiation pressure, and gravity. The next three sections discuss mass criteria, lifetime, and evolution…
  
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B. Mager
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This site discusses the history of the discovery of Pluto. It talks about the basic facts that are known about Pluto and an conatins an extensive monologue on how Pluto was…
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