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View Resource Einstein's Relativity

These web pages, authored by Nick Strobel, contain material explaining Einstein's general and special theories of relativity. Gravity and warped spacetime are included, along with explanations of the impact on observational astronomy. This is part of Astronomy Notes, an educational resource for introductory astronomy classes. This is a great resource for instructors looking to enhance their...

View Resource Astronomy Education and Outreach

This site, created by Dr. Gene Smith of the University of California, San Diego, is very useful for a teacher. There are many tutorials, educational sites, curriculum resources and links to other courses. Topics on this page include: telescopes, nuclear energy, solar neutrinos, general relativity, galaxies, quasars, thermal radiation, atomic structure, black holes, dark matter and cosmology....

View Resource The Gamma-Ray Astronomy Team Home Page

The members of the Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Team of the National Space Science and Technology Center "are actively involved in several projects which are designed to investigate the high energy regime of our Solar System and Universe." The site provides extensive information on the scientific goals, features, and technical equipment of the Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) scheduled to...

View Resource The Astrophysical Journal: Electronic Edition

The Journals Division of University of Chicago Press has recently made the Astrophysical Journal available via the web. Astrophysical Journal has been published since 1895 and is one of "the foremost research journals in the world devoted to recent developments, discoveries, and theories in astronomy and astrophysics." At present, the November 1996 issue is available online in Adobe Acrobat...

View Resource Animations & Video: Black Holes, Active Galaxies & Quasars

This educational website provides animations of black holes, galaxies, and quasars. It uses either mpeg or quick time. Both of these formats are available in high and low resolution formats. There are links to podcasts, powerpoint presentations and other audio/visual activities involving astrophysics. Reference materials on the simulations themselves are also included.

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