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 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.
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.
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.
note covers the following topics: Drake Equation, Influence of the Sun on Earth, Why the Sun Shines, Lives of the
Stars, Overview of the Solar System, The Habitable Zone, Nature of Biological
Evolution, Exoplanets, What makes a Planet Habitable and Lifetimes of
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 book covers the following topics: Definitions of and Relations between Quantities used in Radiation Theory,
Blackbody Radiation, The Exponential Integral Function, Flux, Specific Intensity
and other Astrophysical Terms, Absorption, Scattering, Extinction and the
Equation of Transfer, Limb Darkening, Atomic Spectroscopy, Boltzmann's and
Saha's Equations, Oscillator Strengths, Line Profiles and Curve of Growth.
This book explains the following topics: Properties of
Light, The Interaction of Light and Matter, Telescopes and Detectors, The Sun, a
Nearby Star, Energy Production in Stars, Ordinary Stars, Stellar Distances,
Stellar Motion, Multiple Star Systems, Star Clusters , The Hertzsprung-Russell
Diagram, Recipe for Stars, Protostars, Life on the Main Sequence, Variable
Stars, The Death of Stars like the Sun, Ejection of the Envelope, White Dwarfs
and Novae, Supernovae, Neutron Stars, Pulsars, Black Holes, The Milky Way
Galaxy, The Galaxies, Active Galaxies, Groups, Clusters, and Superclusters of
Galaxies, Cosmology and Life in the Universe.
Author(s): Dept. Physics and Astronomy,
University of Tennessee
Author(s): This book explains the following topics: Robertson Walker Metric and
the Basic Cosmological Equations, Gravitational Instability, Euler's equations
and the Jeans instability criteria for a fluid, Extragalactic Distance Scale,
Large Scale Structure, The ../physics-books-download/images/Modern-Observational-Cosmology.jpg
This note explains the following topics: Celestial Sphere, Matter & Energy ,
Light, Quantum Physics, Fundamental Forces, Telescopes Observatories, Stellar
Properties, Stellar Types, Binary Stars, HR Diagram, Stellar Structure, Star
Formation, stellar Evolution: MS and RGB, Stellar Death, Neutron Stars,
Relativity, Black Holes, Star Clusters,Interstellar Medium : Cold, Warm, Hot,
Milky Way, Stellar Populations.
Author(s): James Schombert, Department of Physics, University of