"Astronomy is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of one- or two-semester introductory astronomy courses. The book begins with relevant scientific fundamentals and progresses through an exploration of the solar system, stars, galaxies and cosmology."
Designed to meet the scope and sequence of your course, Astronomy 2e is written in clear non-technical language, with the occasional touch of humor and a wide range of clarifying illustrations. It has many analogies drawn from everyday life to help non-science majors appreciate, on their own terms, what our modern exploration of the universe is revealing. The book can be used for either a one-semester or two-semester introductory course.
"The Clearinghouse provides a way for astronomy educators to share assignments, activities, and teaching tips. This material is made available under a Creative Commons license that allows you to adapt it as you like, as long as you credit the authors and use it for non-commercial purposes. You may share your adaptation, but only under a similar license. If the original authors are unknown, please credit the "UW Astronomy Clearinghouse"
"Introduction to Astronomy provides a quantitative introduction to the physics of the solar system, stars, the interstellar medium, the galaxy, and the universe, as determined from a variety of astronomical observations and models." From MIT Open Course
This course provides an introduction to the universe beyond the Earth. We begin with a study
of the night sky and the history of the science of astronomy. We then explore the various
objects seen in the cosmos including the solar system, stars, galaxies, and the evolution of the
universe itself. From Open Course Library
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"The New Horizons mission is helping us understand worlds at the edge of our solar system by making the first reconnaissance of the dwarf planet Pluto and by venturing deeper into the distant, mysterious Kuiper Belt – a relic of solar system formation"