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Astronomy is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of one- or two-semester introductory astronomy courses. The book begins with relevant scientific fundamentals and progresses through an exploration of the solar system, stars, galaxies and cosmology. The Astronomy textbook builds student understanding through the use of relevant analogies, clear and non-technical explanations, and rich illustrations. Mathematics is...

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Andrew Fraknoi
Andrew Fraknoi (Faculty)
5 years ago
As the lead author of this free, open-source textbook in astronomy, I am gratified to see it added to Merlot. If you go to the website ( )you can see a link to the OER Hub (Open Education Resource Hub) for the book, which includes lists of free labs, free short videos, and many other ancillary materials you can use with it.
Used in course? Yes
Cathy Swift
Cathy Swift (Administrator)
5 years ago
Thank you!