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This is the 5th edition with a publication date of 1/1/2005.
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This booklet provides over 70 Research and Observation Projects and over 100 SkyChart III Student Version Projects to accompany Chaisson/McMillan's Astronomy Today, 5th Edition. SkyChart III Student Version accurately simulates and displays the sky as it appears in the present, as well as hundreds of thousands of years in the past or future. The sky can be viewed from any place on Earth, or from almost any object in the solar system or beyond. The program includes a fully customizable database of over 400,000 objects based on the state-of-the-art Hipparcos and Tycho-2 catalogs, showing all stars to about magnitude 10. For up-to-date developments in Astronomy and extra help in preparing for exams, visit the Chaisson/McMillan Astronomy Today, 5th Edition Companion Web Site.
Table of Contents
|Astronomy and The Universe|
|Charting the Heavens||p. 4|
|The Copernican Revolution||p. 7|
|Our Planetary System|
|The Solar System||p. 13|
|The Moon and Mercury||p. 17|
|Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto||p. 28|
|Solar System Debris||p. 30|
|The Formation of Planetary Systems||p. 33|
|Stars and Stellar Evolution|
|The Sun||p. 34|
|Red Giants and White Dwarfs||p. 37|
|The Interstellar Medium||p. 40|
|Star Formation||p. 41|
|Stellar Evolution||p. 43|
|Stellar Explosions||p. 45|
|Neutron Stars and Black Holes||p. 46|
|Galaxies and Cosmology|
|The Milky Way Galaxy||p. 48|
|Normal and Active Galaxies||p. 49|
|Galaxies and Dark Matter||p. 51|
|The Early Universe||p. 53|
|Life in the Universe||p. 54|
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