Explorations: an Introduction to Astronomy Volume 1: Solar System

ISBN-10: 0077234073

ISBN-13: 9780077234072

Edition: 5th 2008

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List price: $71.25
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 1/4/2008
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 594
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Tom Arny is an Emeritus professor in the Astronomy Department at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He was associated there with the Five College Astronomy Program(comprising faculty from U-Mass, Amhurst, Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke, and Smith Colleges). Dr. Arny received his undergraduate degree from Haverford College and his Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Arizona. In addition to his interest in astronomy, he has a long-standing fascination with the natural world: weather (especially atmospheric optics such as rainbows), birds, wildflowers, and butterflies.Visit Dr. Arny's website at:http://www.astro.umass.edu/~arny/astro100.html

an Introduction to Astronomy
Volume 1
Solar System
– History of Astronomy
– Gravity & Motion
– Light & Atoms
– Telescopes
– The Earth
The Moon
– Survey of the Solar System
– The Terrestrial Planets
– The Outer Planets
– Meteors, Asteroids, and Comets
– The Sun, Our Star Appendices Listing
Powers-of-Ten Notation Some Useful Formulas Solving Distance, Velocity, Time (D, V, t) Problems Table
Physical and Astronomical Constants
Conversion Between American and Metric Units
Physical Properties of Planets
Orbital Properties of Planets
Satellites of the Solar System
Properties of Dwarf Planets
Meteor Showers
The constellations
The Brightest Stars
The Nearest Stars
Properties of Main-Sequence
Known and Suspected Members of the Local Group of Galaxies
The Brighter Galaxies Beyond the Local Group
Periodic Table of Elements
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