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View Resource Amazing Space Teaching Tools

This collection of teaching tools, authored by the Space Telescope Science Institute (U.S.) includes lithographs, fast facts, graphic organizers, question and answer sessions, and online explorations on an array of different general subjects, such as gravity, galaxies, solar system and others. The page features two distinct sections, one for everyone and another specifically for educators and...

View Resource Misconceptions in Astronomy

This list is a work in progress. We are using it to build a library of (mis)information and categorize the location of the proper science. Click on the linked misconceptions to see the scientific explanations of these common mistakes courtesy of a number of informative online scientific resources. The effort to find and link more and more good science to this list is ongoing, and eventually all...

View Resource Orbits in Strongly Curved Spacetime

This applet shows from three different physical perspectives the orbit of a low-mass test particle around a non-rotating black hole. Below the applet is an instructional guide to the applet and a description of the parameters involved.

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.

View Resource Virtual Trips to Black Holes and Neutron Stars

Ever wonder what it would look like to travel to a black hole? A neutron star? If so, you might find this page interesting. Here you will find descriptions and MPEG movies that take you on such exciting trips. These movies are scientifically accurate computer animations made with strict adherence to Einstein's General Theory of Relativity. The descriptions are written to be understandable on a...

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