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Astronomy
Author: OpenStax
Source: Open NYS Lumen Courses
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Astronomy
Author: Andrew Fraknoi, David Morrison, Sidney C. Wolff
Source: OpenStax
Type: Textbook
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Astronomy is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of one- or two-semester introductory astronomy courses. The book begins with relevant scientific fundamentals and progresses through an exploration of the solar system, stars, galaxies, and cosmology. The Astronomy textbook builds student understanding through the use of relevant analogies, clear and non-technical explanations, and rich illustrations. Mathematics is included in a flexible manner to meet the needs of individual instructors.
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General Astronomy 110 Syllabus (Zero Textbook Cost)
Author: Carlos Chaparro
Source: CUNY Academic Works
Type: Course Material
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Introduction to Astronomy
Author: Florida State College at Jacksonville
Source: Achieving the Dream Courses
Type: Course
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Astronomy: OpenStax
Author: Andrew Fraknoi, Foothill College, David Morrison, NASA Ames Research Center, Sidney C. Wolff, National Optical Astronomy Observatory
Source: BC Campus
Type: Textbook
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Astronomy is written in clear non-technical language, with the occasional touch of humor and a wide range of clarifying illustrations. It has many analogies drawn from everyday life to help non-science majors appreciate, on their own terms, what our modern exploration of the universe is revealing. Astronomy was written, updated, and reviewed by a broad range of astronomers and astronomy educators in a strong community effort. Astronomy has information and images from the New Horizons exploration of Pluto, the discovery of gravitational waves, the Rosetta Mission to Comet C-G, and many other recent projects in astronomy. The discussion of exoplanets has been updated with recent information—indicating not just individual examples, but trends in what sorts of planets seem to be most common. Black holes receive their own chapter, and the role of supermassive black holes in active galaxies and galaxy evolution is clearly explained. It is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements of introductory astronomy courses nationwide. Because there are many different ways to teach introductory astronomy, we have made the text as flexible as we could. Math examples are shown in separate sections throughout, so that you can leave out the math or require it as you deem best. Each section of a chapter treats a different aspect of the topic being covered; a number of sections could be omitted in shorter overview courses and can be included where you need more depth. This book is written to help students understand the big picture rather than get lost in random factoids to memorize. The language is accessible and inviting. Helpful diagrams and summary tables review and encapsulate the ideas being covered. Each chapter contains interactive group activities you can assign to help students work in teams and pool their knowledge.
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Astronomy
Author: Andrew Fraknoi, Foothill College, David Morrison, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Sidney Wolff, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (Emeritus)
Publisher: OpenStax CNX
Source: Open Textbook Library
Type: Textbook
License: Attribution
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Astronomy is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of one- or two-semester introductory astronomy courses. The book begins with relevant scientific fundamentals and progresses through an exploration of the solar system, stars, galaxies and cosmology. The Astronomy textbook builds student understanding through the use of relevant analogies, clear and non-technical explanations, and rich illustrations. Mathematics is included in a flexible manner to meet the needs of individual instructors.
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Interferometry and Synthesis in Radio Astronomy
Author: A. Richard Thompson
Publisher: Springer
Source: Directory of Open Access Books
Type: Open Access Book
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The third edition of this indispensable book in radio interferometry provides extensive updates to the second edition, including results and technical advances from the past decade; discussion of arrays that now span the full range of the radio part of the electromagnetic spectrum observable from the ground, 10 MHz to 1 THz; an analysis of factors that affect array speed; and an expanded discussion of digital signal-processing techniques and of scintillation phenomena and the effects of atmospheric water vapor on image distortion, among many other topics. With its comprehensiveness and detailed exposition of all aspects of the theory and practice of radio interferometry and synthesis imaging, this book has established itself as a standard reference in the field. It begins with an overview of the basic principles of radio astronomy, a short history of the development of radio interferometry, and an elementary discussion of the operation of an interferometer. From this foundation, it delves into the underlying relationships of interferometry, sets forth the coordinate systems and parameters to describe synthesis imaging, and examines configurations of antennas for multielement synthesis arrays. Various aspects of the design and response of receiving systems are discussed, as well as the special requirements of very-long-baseline interferometry (VLBI), image reconstruction, and recent developments in image enhancement techniques and astrometric observations. Also discussed are propagation effects in the media between the source and the observer, and radio interference, factors that limit performance. Related techniques are introduced, including intensity interferometry, optical interferometry, lunar occultations, tracking of satellites in Earth orbit, interferometry for remote Earth sensing, and holographic measurements of antenna surfaces. This book will benefit anyone who is interested in radio interferometry techniques for astronomy, astrometry, geodesy, or electrical engineering.
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The Nivison Annals. Selected Works of David S. Nivison on Early Chinese Chronology, Astronomy, and Historiography
Author: Nivison, David S.
Publisher: De Gruyter
Source: Directory of Open Access Books
Type: Open Access Book
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This book features previously unpublished innovative essays on early Chinese chronology, astronomy, and historiography by the late David S. Nivison (1923-2014). Nivison was instrumental in developing early China Studies in the United States and is well-known for revising the date of the Zhou conquest of Shang and for his theory that Western Zhou kings employed two calendars.
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Gravity and Orbits-Vector Concept
Author: Trish Loeblein
Subject: Astronomy, Physics, Earth Science
Source: Phet Interactive Simulations
Type: Interactive Simulation
License: Attribution
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Gravity and Orbits
Author: Emily Moore, Kathy Perkins, Christine Denison, Trish Loeblein
Subject: Earth Science, Astronomy, Physics
Source: Phet Interactive Simulations
Type: Interactive Simulation
License: Attribution
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Exploring Gravity
Author: Sarah Borenstein and Trish Loeblein
Subject: Physics, Astronomy
Source: Phet Interactive Simulations
Type: Interactive Simulation
License: Attribution
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Gravity Lab- intro
Author: Trish Loeblein
Subject: Earth Science, Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics
Source: Phet Interactive Simulations
Type: Interactive Simulation
License: Attribution
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Gravity Force Lab : calculations
Author: Trish Loeblein
Subject: Astronomy, Earth Science, Mathematics, Physics
Source: Phet Interactive Simulations
Type: Interactive Simulation
License: Attribution
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Ladybug Motion 2D Vector controls for circle/elliptical motion (inquiry based)
Author: Trish Loeblein
Subject: Physics, Astronomy
Source: Phet Interactive Simulations
Type: Interactive Simulation
License: Attribution
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Model of the Hydrogen Atom Handout
Author: Ashley Webb
Subject: Astronomy, Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics
Source: Phet Interactive Simulations
Type: Interactive Simulation
License: Attribution
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Variables that Affect Gravity
Author: Sarah Borenstein
Subject: Physics, Astronomy
Source: Phet Interactive Simulations
Type: Interactive Simulation
License: Attribution
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Gravitação
Author: Paulo Gouveia
Subject: Physics, Earth Science, Mathematics, Astronomy
Source: Phet Interactive Simulations
Type: Interactive Simulation
License: Attribution
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Investigating the Parameters of Circular Orbits
Author: Bruce Palmquist
Subject: Physics, Astronomy
Source: Phet Interactive Simulations
Type: Interactive Simulation
License: Attribution
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Guided Activity - Greenhouse Effect
Author: Timothy Kerr
Subject: Astronomy, Physics, Earth Science
Source: Phet Interactive Simulations
Type: Interactive Simulation
License: Attribution
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Newton's Gravitation Law
Author: Simon Lees
Subject: Astronomy, Physics
Source: Phet Interactive Simulations
Type: Interactive Simulation
License: Attribution
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