Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy were developed to integrate the needs of busy, research-focused faculty who teach in challenging environments with existing, effective teaching strategies. Chapter topics include the Solar System, stellar magnitudes, techniques in astronomy, moon phases, stellar evolution, and more. For college professors, instructors and other professionals who are interested in a lively, engaging method of teaching introductory astronomy.
Table of Contents
1. Naked-Eye Astronomy. 2. Moon Phases. 3. Nature of Light and Electromagnetic Spectrum. 4. Tools & Telescopes. 5. Motions in the Solar System. 6. The Solar System. 7. Our Sun. 8. Stellar Magnitudes. 9. Techniques in Astronomy. 10. Stellar Spectral Classification. 11. Stellar Evolution. 12. Characteristics of the Milky Way. 13. Cosmology & the Big Bang.