AU is a series short demonstrations (~3 minutes) commonly performed in introductory astronomy classes. The videos are appropriate for 1) Viewing by students as a substitution for the live demonstration. We hope that movies never replace live demonstrations -- but these videos make demonstrations accessible for students in distance education courses and at institutions with limited equipment, and 2) Preparation for teachers interested in performing the live demonstration. As the demonstration is performed, we comment on the necessary equipment, its availability, and common pitfalls.
Files of most these videos and supporting interactive materials under development are available for download at:
This playlist consists of visiting speakers to UNL over the past ~8 years. These presentations were either part of 1) our annual fall Astronomy Education Workshop for local high school and college instructors, 2) the Ruckman Dinner/Lecture held annually to connect local high school teachers and faculty in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, or 3) the Colloquium Series for the Department of Physics & Astronomy. These presentations focus on developments in Astronomy, Education, Technology, and often some combination of these interests.
Files of most of these videos are available for download at:
A three day conference entitled Using Astronomy to Teach Physics was held in Lincoln, NE in late July of 2011. Its main purpose was to promote interest in the Gordon Research Conference for the following summer on using recent discoveries in astronomy to effectively teach Physics. This playlist consists of presentations delivered as part of that conference.
Additional information on the conference can be found at: