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Today's APOD http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html  
APOD by Year and Month http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/calendar/allyears.html  
Stellarium http://www.stellarium.org/  
LaTex Lab http://docs.latexlab.org/ Google Doc "plug-in" that lets you insert LaTex tags into your google doc and easily compile and preview the output. It's in Beta right now.  
LaTex Tutorials  Just a Google Search, but lots of links 
Design of Technical Posters http://www.writing.engr.psu.edu/posters.html Basic ideas on how to structure the the layout of a technical poster. Posters are more than just PowerPoint slides on a piece of cardboard. Also look at the attachments below to see a bunch of posters from the UW Astronomy department. 
Assertion+Evidence PowerPoint Design http://www.writing.engr.psu.edu/slides.html  This is the slide standard you'll use in Astronomy (and FbD!). This is a way to design slides that avoids "bullet vomit" and helps the audience pay attention to your presentation and what you have to say so they're not just reading your slides. 
Technical Writing - Detailed advice for various types of Technical Docs http://www.writing.engr.psu.edu/   
Technical Writing - General Advice http://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/technical/reports/index.html  Technical and scientific writing is very different from humanities paper writing. Learn the difference! See the attachments below for a Word template you can use for writing scientific papers in this class 
Excel - Working with data, formulas, and functions http://spreadsheets.about.com/od/excelformulas/ss/2010-12-25-excel-2010-basic-tutorial-pt1.htm  You'll use Excel a lot in this class, especially if you don't know calculus. Here's a starter guide. 
Microsoft's Excel Tutorials http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/CH010369467.aspx  You'll use Excel a lot in this class, especially if you don't know calculus. Here's a starter guide. 
Write LaTex https://www.writelatex.com/ LaTex is document formatting tool for technical documentation and is and industry standard for academic work. Documents formatted in LaTex are gorgeous - way prettier than anything Word or Google Docs can do. Very cool online LaTex editor. Free, with paid upgrades.  
Significant Figures Tutorial http://www.chem.sc.edu/faculty/morgan/resources/sigfigs/index.html All the sciences use significant figures rules to specify the precision of computations. "Sig-Figs" are used to avoid calculator vomit when reporting numeric results. 
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