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 website provides an extensive set of resources for both traditional and distance-learning undergraduate introductory astronomy courses. These materials cover topics from…
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 collection of animations, simulations, and interactive tools for astronomy students from the University of Maryland. Topics include astronomical distances, orbital mechanics, and…
Solar and Lunar Eclipse JS Model  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The Solar and Lunar Eclipse JavaScript Model simulates the occurrences of solar and lunar eclipses. Moon's orbital inclination of 5.145 degrees with respect to the ecliptic (the…
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Celestia is a free real-time space simulation that lets you experience our universe in three dimensions. Unlike most planetarium software, Celestia doesn't confine you to the surface…
  
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This web site contains a series of in-class question modules. Each Flash module consists of a set of questions and resources designed to encourage student engagement in the…
  
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This applet explores from three different physical perspectives the orbit of a low-mass test particle around a non-rotating black hole. An instructional guide to the applet and a…
  
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This web site contains two animated tutorials that demonstrate different astronomy concepts. These are: Moon's Phases shows how the motion of the moon relative to the Earth and Sun…
  
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This study guide discusses Greek astronomy. It progresses through the dark ages and the Renaissance highlighting Copernicus's contributions to astronomy. There is also animations…
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These lecture notes describe the main features of optical-band telescopes---i.e. those which operate in or near the part of the EM spectrum to which our eyes are sensitive. It also…
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