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The American Astronomical Society in Washington, D.C., created the Astronomy Center website to "provide a web-based databank that provides faculty with links to a wide range of teaching and learning resources for [an] Undergraduate Introductory Astronomy course." Faculty are also encouraged to suggest materials to add to the database, as well as to offer their own comments on the materials. Visitors will find that the website can be browsed by topic or by type of resource. Some of the topics include "Cosmic Time and Distance", "Historical Astronomy", and "Exoplanets". Examples of the types of resources available include "Pedagogy", "Simulations", and "Images". In order to demonstrate the size of the solar system, visitors will find that the lab, "The Thousand Yard Model" is valuable for teaching elementary through high school students, and lower undergraduate classes.
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