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 academic year,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. It used to be supported by a "companion website", which no longer is free, so we will be depending on the resources in our own Moodle.

IMPORTANT! It is not possible to use any other edition for this course due to significant differences in text presentation and exercises.

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.