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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D. Nash
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This website contains information about stars that are similar to the sun. It provides information about the star's brightness compared to the Sun's, any planets or companion stars,…
  
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P. Francis
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This website provides role-playing and problem-based exercises for introductory and advanced astronomy students. Small groups and group interactions are used to stimulate discussion…
  
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K. Cheng, H. Chau, and K. Lee
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This is a traditional course website for teaching the universe in two semesters to college students who are non-science majors. It contains lectures which have imbedded…
  
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E. Barlow
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This website provides a paper that intends to help the non-cosmologist understand modern cosmological models. The paper contains a brief tutorial on relativity and describes…
  
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A. Hsui
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This website provides information about the six geological processes that are either currently operating on Mars or have operated during Martian history. These include the aeolian,…
  
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N. Comins
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This website, edited by Neil Comins (U. Maine), lists common misconceptions students have about astronomical concepts by topic.
  
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The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Team
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The WMAP mission reveals the conditions of the early universe by measuring the comic microwave background radiation in the sky. Using the temperature difference that is measured in a…
  
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K. Lee
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The Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project site provides high quality applets simulating important astrophysical phenomena such as eclipsing binaries, stellar evolution on the H-R…
  
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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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