This textbook we are using as a guideline for
topics to be covered in Astronomy was published in 1910 but is surprisingly up
to date on what we understand about the basic concepts of Astronomy. Topics
covered includes: Different Kinds of Measurement, The Stars and Their Diurnal
Motions, Fixed and Wandering Stars, Celestial Mechanics, The Earth as A Planet,
The Measurement of Time, Eclipses, Instruments and Their Use, The Moon, The Sun,
The Planets, Comets and Meteors, The Fixed Stars, Astronomy and Nuclear
This lecture note covers
the following topics: Motions of the Earth and moon, Motion and Gravity,
Renaissance Astronomy, Optical Telescopes, Space Exploration, Science and
Astronomy, The Solar System, Stellar Systems and Interstellar Matter, Galaxies
and the Universe.
Astronomy is the scientific study of the
universe as a whole, and of celestial bodies and the underlying physics
governing those bodies. This Wikibook introduces the reader to that tapestry and
the process that revealed it to humanity. It presents astronomy not only as a
field of knowledge, but also as a human endeavor in science.
This book covers the
following topics: What is Radio Astronomy, Early Radio Astronomy, The Radio
Universe, Radiation Fundamentals: Brightness and Flux, Radiative Transfer,
Blackbody Radiation, Larmor's Formula, CMB Radiation, Antenna Fundamentals,
Reflector Antennas, Filled Apertures, Radio Telescopes, Radiometers,
Interferometers, Thermal Emission, Nonthermal Emission, Pulsars and Spectral
As such a book, The Elements of Astronomy, or the World as it
is, and as it appears, is offered by a teacher to the teaching and studying
public. Had the writer aimed only to excite an interest in the subject, it would
have been shorter and more attractive , but it is intended, likewise, to
exercise the student's memory, reason, and imagination.
are: What is a Galaxy?, Gravitational Potentials, Orbits in Spherical Potentials
and Integrals, Orbits in Axisymmetric Potentials,
Epicyclic Approximation, Equilibria of Stellar Systems,
Boltzmann Equation, Jeans' Equations in Spherical
Coordinates, Jeans' Equations Applied, Jeans' Theorem, Stability: Jeans Mass and
Spiral Structure, Gravitational Mirages (aka lenses) via Fermat's Principle,
Applied Gravitational Lensing, Weak
Lensing, Clusters of Galaxies, The Sunyaev-Zeldovich Effect, Cosmological Parameters, Growing Modes in Expanding
Universes: Jeans Redux.
This note covers the following topics: general data,
astronomy and astrophysics, radio astronomy, infrared astronomy, ultraviolet
astronomy, xray astronomy, gammaray astronomy, cosmic rays, earths atmosphere
and environment, relativity, atomic physics, electromagnetic radiation, plasma
physics, experimental astronomy and astrophysics, aeronautics and astronautics,
mathematics, statistics, radiation safety and astronomical catalogs.
explains the following topics: Stanford Linear Accelerator Experiment, Hafele
Keating Experiment, The Anemometer Metaphor, The Moving Target Laws, Secular
Aberration, Lunar Laser Ranging Experiments, Photoelectric Effect, the Compton
Effect and Blackbody Radiation, General Relativity and the Ether, Aberration and
Ether, Atmospheric Refraction and Ether, The De Witte Effect.
Author(s): R. Webster Kehr, Overland Park, Kansas, USA
This guide help students and teachers
the significance of space-based astronomy, astronomical observations made from
outer space. The guide contains few of the traditional activities found in many
astronomy guides such as constellation studies, lunar phases, and planetary
orbits. It tells, rather, the story of why it is important to
observe celestial objects from outer space and how to study the entire
Aeronautics and Space Administration
guide covers the following topics: Our own Galaxy - the Milky Way, Spiral and
elliptical galaxies, Galaxy clusters and large-scale structure, The dark matter
of the Universe and origin of large-scale structure.
of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
This guide covers the following
topics: Phase transitions in the early universe, Cosmic strings and other
topological defects, Cosmic string dynamics and evolution, High-resolution
cosmic string simulations, Cosmic strings and large-scale structure, Texture
models and large-scale structure.
Author(s): Department of Applied Mathematics and
Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
This note covers the following topics: Observations of Global Properties, Homogeneity and Isotropy, Many Distances,
Scale Factor, Spatial Curvature, Flatness-Oldness, Horizon, Inflation,
Anisotropy and Inhomogeneity.