Prince George's Community College: PSC 101: Introduction to Astronomy

Course Description:

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


Required Book:
Any college-level astronomy book is acceptable. Ask instructor if it is "college-level."
Recommended books:
Exploration: An Introduction to Astronomy 8th Edition.  Arny, Thomas T. and Schneider, Stephen E.  McGraw-Hill (2017).
Helpful books:
Still to come
Of interest books (for those interested; NOT required):
Echoes of the Ancient Skies: The Astronomy of Lost Civilizations .E.C. Krupp Dover (1994).
The Physical Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy .Frank K. Shu University Science Books (1982).

Some of the material in class (draft state)

International Year of Astronomy 2009

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