ASTR100, Fall 2000
Material to Help You Out
Computer Programs for use in ASTR100. Practice scientific
notation and working with equations. Learn about astronomical
distances and giant impacts!
More Computer Programs for use in ASTR100.
Watch the planets move around the Sun on their actual orbits! Follow
this link to the Inner Solar System and Outer Solar
Even More Computer Programs for use in ASTR100.
Check out the orbits of all 67 moons orbiting the planets in our
Supplementary Information for UMD Introductory Astronomy. This
site includes useful practice multiple choice questions which
the computer will grade for you!
Astronomy Picture of the Day This site is updated daily and
has a nice archive of pretty astronomy images.
STARS & OUR GALAXY
- Welcome to
the Planets Information about planets and spaceprobes from JPL.
- A Tour of the Solar
System This page contains information about the planets,
satellites, asteroids, comets, and Solar System related topics.
- Comet Information This
page contains information about recently discovered comets.
This page contains information about this program which searches for
near Earth objects.
Extinction This page contains very elementary information
regarding the asteroid impact theory explaining dinosaur extinctions.
- Hubble Space Telescope
This page contains the latest pictures and scientific results from
HST, the Hubble Space Telescope.
Relativity Everything that you want to know about General
Relativity, curved spacetime, and gravitational radiation!
Cosmology How did the Universe begin? How will it end?
Large Scale Structure Clusters & Superclusters of Galaxies. What
do they look like?