Pathways to Astronomy 3E

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The recommended textbook accompanying this class in Spring 2014 was

Pathways to Astronomy, 3rd Edition Stephen E. Schneider and Thomas T. Arny McGraw-Hill, 2012 ISBN 978-0-07-351213-6

Sections and Topics for Elementary Astronomy 107 as used in the Spring 2014 Semester

Constellations

  • Looking up at the front of the book
  • Star charts at end of book
  • Units 5.1-5.3, 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, 34, 44, 48, 30, 32

The Moon

  • Units 6.5, 8.1-8.3, 39

Mars, Saturn, and extra-solar planets

  • Units 42, 45, 47

Comets, meteors, and meteorites

  • Units 49, 50

Periodic table of elements and the Universe

  • Units 2, 4.2, 67.4, 83.1-83.2

Subatomic particles, birth and death of stars, black holes

  • Units 4.4, 52, 60, 62, 63, 65, 66, 67, 69.1-69.3

How to measure distances across the universe

  • Units 3, 10.3, 54.1-54.4, 55, 64, 66

The expanding universe and the beginning of time

  • Units 66.3, 75, 80

Galaxies near and far

  • Units 71, 74, 76, 78

Special and General Relativity

  • Units 26, 27, 69.2, 79.3, 80.2, 82

Things beyond our understanding

  • Units 77, 79, 80, 81

The story of the universe

  • Units 83, 84