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View Resource Telescope Tutorials

This website provides brief tutorials on spectroscopy, cosmology, galaxies, light pollution, solar system scale, the sun, stellar properties, telescopes, the history of astronomy, and stars. This site also contains a magnification and astronomical distance conversion calculator.

View Resource Astronomy Java Applets

These interactive astronomy java applets were created for astronomy students at the University of British Columbia. They cover topics dealing with the solar system and demonstrate the phases of the inner planets, retrograde motion, Kepler's Laws, cratering and solar eclipses. Applets on stellar astronomy include: fusion in the sun, the Big Bang, extrasolar planets, black holes, the H-R diagram,...

View Resource Micro-Observatory Online Telescopes

The telescopes were developed at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and were designed to enable students and teachers nationwide to investigate the wonders of the deep sky from their classrooms. The project is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, with additional in-kind contributions from Eastman Kodak Company and Apple Computer. A nationwide team of educators is helping to...

View Resource Image Processing Resources for Teachers

This site, authored by John Kolena of Duke University, provides an extensive list of image processing software, remote access telescope sites and astronomy image processing curriculum activities. Some of the software that is linked requires purchase for use, but most is free for download with no charge. The author lists information on hardware requirements, availability, cost, image format...

View Resource Welcome to the Gemini Observatory

This site covers many aspects of the Gemini Observatory. It discusses where it is located, what it observes, what pictures it takes, and certain issues that pertain to it. In addition, it allows users to take a virtual tour of the campus. In a Quicktime format, a 360 degree picture is taken of the observatory and the surrounding landscape. Users can virtually move about and see the impressive,...

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