Prince George's Community College: PSC 101: Introduction to Astronomy
This course is designed to give you an appreciation and working knowledge of
astronomy and science in general. The scope of the course is the scientific
understanding of the universe in which we live in.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency
Any college-level astronomy book is acceptable. Ask instructor if it is "college-level."
Exploration: An Introduction to Astronomy 8th Edition.
Arny, Thomas T. and Schneider, Stephen E.
Still to come
Of interest books (for those interested; NOT required):
Echoes of the
Ancient Skies: The Astronomy of Lost Civilizations .E.C. Krupp
Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy .Frank K. Shu
University Science Books (1982).
Some of the material in class (draft state)
- To be filled as the semester progresses (hidden)
International Year of Astronomy 2009