Astronomy Today Observation, Research, and Skychart III Projects

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice-Hall Press
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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

Introductionp. 1
Astronomy and The Universe
Charting the Heavensp. 4
The Copernican Revolutionp. 7
Radiationp. 9
Spectroscopyp. 10
Telescopesp. 11
Our Planetary System
The Solar Systemp. 13
Earthp. 15
The Moon and Mercuryp. 17
Venusp. 19
Marsp. 22
Jupiterp. 24
Saturnp. 26
Uranus, Neptune, and Plutop. 28
Solar System Debrisp. 30
The Formation of Planetary Systemsp. 33
Stars and Stellar Evolution
The Sunp. 34
Red Giants and White Dwarfsp. 37
The Interstellar Mediump. 40
Star Formationp. 41
Stellar Evolutionp. 43
Stellar Explosionsp. 45
Neutron Stars and Black Holesp. 46
Galaxies and Cosmology
The Milky Way Galaxyp. 48
Normal and Active Galaxiesp. 49
Galaxies and Dark Matterp. 51
Cosmologyp. 52
The Early Universep. 53
Life in the Universep. 54
p. 55
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