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Voyages to Stars and Galaxies - Text Only

Voyages to Stars and Galaxies - Text Only - 3rd edition

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Voyages to Stars and Galaxies - Text Only - 3RD 04 edition

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Andrew Fraknoi, David Morrison and Sidney Wolff

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Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

Published: 2004
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Summary

VOYAGES TO THE STARS AND GALAXIES provides students and professors with the ideal combination of authors and experience. It is written by an award-winning astronomy educator (Fraknoi) and two distinguished research scientists (Morrison at NASA and Wolff at NOAO). This author team combines the latest science with classroom-tested teaching strategies and a student-friendly approach. Through unique group activities and a focus on astronomy as a human endeavor, the authors engage and involve students, helping them both understand and enjoy astronomy.

Table of Contents

Preface for the Student.

Preface for the Instructor.

Prologue: Science and the Universe: A Brief Tour.

1. Observing the Sky: The Birth of Astronomy.

2. Orbits and Gravity.

3. Earth, Moon, and Sky.

4. Radiation and Spectra.

5. Astronomical Instruments.

6. The Sun: A Garden-Variety Star.

7. The Sun: A Nuclear Powerhouse.

8. Analyzing Starlight.

9. The Stars: A Celestial Census.

10. Celestial Distances.

11. Between the Stars: Gas and Dust in Space.

12. The Birth of Stars and the Discovery of Planets Outside the Solar System.

13. Stars: From Adolescence to Old Age.

14. The Death of Stars.

15. Black Holes and Curved Spacetime.

16. The Milky Way Galaxy.

17. Galaxies.

18. Active Galaxies, Quasars, and Giant Black Holes.

Interlude: The Mystery of the Gamma-Ray Bursts.

19. The Evolution and Distribution of Galaxies.

20. The Big Bang.

21.Life in the Universe.

Appendices:

1. Astronomy on the World Wide Web.

2. Sources of Astronomical Information.

3. Glossary.

4. Powers-of-Ten Notation.

5. Units Used in Science.

6. Some Useful Constants for Astronomy.

7. Data for the Planets.

8. Selected Satellites of the Planets.

9. Upcoming (Total) Eclipses.

10. The Nearest Stars.

11. The Brightest Stars.

12. The Brightest Members of the Local Group of Galaxies.

13. The Chemical Elements.

14. The Constellations.

15. The Messier Catalog of Nebulae and Star Clusters.

Index.

Star Maps.

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