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Pathways to Astronomy 2E

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Pathways to Astronomy, 2nd Edition Stephen E. Schneider and Thomas T. Arny McGraw-Hill, 2009 ISBN 978-0-07-340445-5


Sections and Topics for Elementary Astronomy 107 - Fall 2012

Constellations

  • Looking up at the front of the book
  • Star charts at end of book
  • Units 5.4-5.5, 6.1-6.2, 6.6

The Sun keeps us warm

  • Units 6.3-6.5, 7.1-7.2, 38.2, 51.1-51.4, 52.1, 53.1-53.4 56.1-56.5

Telescopes, spacecraft, and the solar system

  • Units 1, 32, 42, 46, 28, 30

The Moon

  • Units 6.5, 8.1-8.3, 37

Mars, Saturn, and extra-solar planets

  • Units 40, 43, 45

Comets, meteors, and meteorites

  • Units 47, 48

Periodic table of elements and the Universe

  • Period Table inside back cover
  • Units 2, 4.2, 66.4, 81.1

Subatomic particles, birth and death of stars, black holes

  • Units 4.4, 50, 59, 61, 62, 64, 66, 67, 68.1-68.3

How to measure distances across the universe

  • Units 3, 10.3, 52.1-52.4, 54, 63, 65

The expanding universe and the beginning of time

  • Units 65.3 74 79

Galaxies near and far

  • Units 70, 73, 75, 77

Special and General Relativity

  • Units 53, 68.4-68.5, 78.3, 79.2, 80.4

Things beyond our understanding

  • Units 76, 78, 79, 80

The story of the universe

  • Units 81, 82