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


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Registration Benefits

Registration with the Astronomy Center has many benefits. If you are already a member, login here.

Discussion Boards

The Astronomy Center discussion boards allow registered users to communicate about educational issues impacting Introductory Astronomy courses.

Filing Cabinet

Each Astronomy Center registered user has a personal filing cabinet that exists across all comPADRE network collections. Users may file resource records found into a personalized folder system and annotate them for later perusal.

Saved items can be viewed in multiple citation formats or exported for your favorite reference editor. Folders can also be made public for sharing with other comPADRE users.

Private Messages

The ComPADRE network allows registered users to communicate through private messages.

Suggest Items

The Astronomy Center receives many of its resources through suggestions from users. If you feel an item is worth cataloging in the collection, please suggest it. If you are a content author wishing to link to or distribute content, please contact us.

Review Items

The Astronomy Center staff is developing an online review process for resources in the collection. Users interested in participating in this effort are encouraged to contact the editor.