Introductory Astronomy Exercises

ISBN-10: 053437977X

ISBN-13: 9780534379773

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Dale C. Ferguson

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Ferguson's flexible and useful INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY EXERCISES, Second Edition, provides professors and students with laboratory exercises that are well-tested, current, and flexible to individual course needs. These labs have a variety of origins and authors, and bring a broad range of activity to the introductory astronomy lab. Most require only inexpensive equipment. INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY EXERCISES, Second Edition, gives students practical experience with the things they only read about in their book, such as using a telescope and CCD photography. Ferguson groups the exercises together by whether they deal with the solar system or stars and other objects beyond the solar system. Three introductory exercises on using telescopes, viewing constellations and the Celestial Sphere, and using numbers in science set the stage and help readers overcome anxiety. A combination of indoor and outdoor labs allows for adjustments due to weather conditions. A chart that cross-references exercises in this manual to relevant chapters in Brooks/Cole astronomy books adds to the book's flexibility, and help the instructor reinforce selected topics.
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Book details

List price: $164.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 2/2/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Extra Equipment and Materials Needed for the Exercises
Introduction to the Science of Astronomy
Introduction to Astronomical Telescopes
Constellations and the Celestial Sphere
Introduction to Experimental Measurements
The Solar System
Interplanetary Travel
The Seasons
The Temperature of the Earth
Astronomical Systems of Time
Observing with the Telescope, Part 1: Locating Celestial Objects
Optics in Astronomy
Observing with the Telescope, Part II: The Limitations of the Telescope
The Moon
Observing with the Telescope, Part III: Visual Observations of the Moon
The Planets, Part I: Analysis of Observations
The Planets, Part II: Observations with the Telescope
Observing with the Telescope, Part IV: Visual Observations of the Sun
Stellar Astronomy
Measurement of Astronomical Distances
Kepler's Third Law and Masses in Astronomy
Photoelectric Photometry
Spectroscopy in Astronomy
Spectral Classification
The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram
Telescopic Observing with Equatorial Mounting, Clock Drive, Setting Circles, and Slow Motion Controls
Galactic Spiral Structure
Astronomical Image Processing
CCD Photography at the Telescope
Classification of Galaxies
Radial Velocities and the Hubble Law
Fall Observing List
Finding List for October Celestial Objects
Spring Observing List
Field Observing in March
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