Introduction to the universe and insight into its mysteries: Development of modern astronomy, light, astronomical instruments, a brief survey of the solar system, the Sun, the stars, novas and supernovas, neutron stars, black holes, galaxies, and cosmology.
Student Learning Objectives
- Differentiate between planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe in terms of scale.
- Explain and discuss basic astronomical phenomena, including the seasons, the phases of the Moon, eclipses, and planetary motion.
- Explain and discuss the origin, development, and properties of planetary systems, stars, galaxies, and the universe.
- Explain how theories in astronomy are based on observations
Print Book: Kaufmann and Comins. Discovering the Universe. 9th ed. WH Freeman.978-1-4292-5520-X. (One copy on reserve in Library as of 6/21/11.)
Link to e-book: e-book access for Discovering the Universe
Kaufmann and Comins 9/e, is available online for a reduced price.
Companion Website to e-book: Companion website for Discovering the Universe 9/e
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