Astronomy

Chat times for 2017-2018
Weds 4:30pm-6pm
ET/1:30pm-3pm PT


Dr. Christe Ann McMenomy

Required and Optional Texts

For the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years, we will be using Universe, 10/e, William Kaufmann III,Roger A. Freedman (W. H. Freeman and Co.). This is a college level introduction to astronomy intended for both science and non-science majors.

You may order all texts through Scholars Online Bookstore.


Optional Resources

Starry Night Complete Space and Astronomy Pack version planetarium program. This program runs about $50 and is the one mentioned in the text.

SkySafari 5 is the most inexpensive planetarium program and will let you complete your for significantly other programs...if you are on a Mac ($29.99 at the App store). Do NOT confuse this with the basic version, which does not have enough features to complete our homework simulations if you chose to do them.

I loved the Voyager III Planetarium program, but it hasn't been updated since 2014.