This note demonstrate
the extraordinary images flowing from the Hubble Space Telescope, this series
builds a picture of each stage in the life cycle of a star. An evening of star
viewing in the Blue Mountains is included.
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
This book covers the following
topics: Coordinates, Seasons, Eclipses, Orbital motions, gravity, Celestial
mechanics, space missions, Electromagnetic Radiation, Global properties of
planets, Matter in thermodynamic equilibrium, Terrestrial planets, Gas giant
planets, Pluto, Small bodies in the Solar System, Telescopes and Detectors for
UV, Visible, and Infrared Radiation, Telescopes and Detector for X-ray and radio
radiation, Stellar Structure and Energy Production, Introduction to the Milky
Way, Star Clusters, Extra-solar planets, formation of planetary systems, life in
the Universe, Structure and Dynamics of the Milky Way, Distances to galaxies,
properties of normal galaxies, Galaxy clusters, large scale structure, galaxy
evolution, Models of the Universe, cosmic background radiation, Evolution of the
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.
Each section in this
manual begins with a description of each set of skills. You should read these
descriptions and if you fully understand the concepts, try some of the sample
problems. If you score well, move on to the next section. However, if you find
that you do need to rethink these concepts, then study the description carefully
and do all of the exercises section. The questions in the exercises section go
more in depth than multiple choice exam questions will, but doing them will help
you think through and master the concepts. Answers for all of the exercise
questions are provided in the last section. Only use these answers after you are
done with the exercise questions (looking at the answers ahead of time will not
help you learn). Finally, the last part of each section is example exam
questions. These are the types of questions you can expect to find on multiple
choice exams related to these skills.
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 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.
book explains the following topics: Sense of Time and Scale in the
Universe, Precursors to Modern Astronomy , Overview of the Sky and Planets, The
Old Astronomy, Development of Modern Astronomy, Timekeeping and the Celestial
Sphere, Overview of the Solar System, The Earth, The Earth's Moon, Planet
Mercury, Planet Venus, Planet Mars, Planet Jupiter, Jovian Moons, Planet Saturn,
Planet Uranus, Planet Neptune, Planet Pluto, Comets, Asteroids and Meteors.
Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee
In this book the author provides an alternative view
our universe based on the concept of an all pervading fluid like
hyperdimensional aether. Covered topics are: Aether, Matter, Magnetism, Light,
Gravity, Inertia, Free Energy, Antigravity and Relativity.