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Introduction to Astronomy (CC BY-NC-SA)

Introduction to Astronomy provides a quantitative introduction to the physics of the solar system, stars, the interstellar medium, the galaxy, and the universe, as determined from a variety of astronomical observations and models.

Introduction to Astronomy (CC BY)

In ASTR101, you will be introduced to our current understanding of the universe and how we have come to this understanding. We will start with the ancient Greeks and their belief that the universe was an orderly place capable of being understood. We will continue through history, as we acquired more information on the nature of the universe and our models of the universe changed to reflect this. This will take us through several different worldviews.

Images

Digital Diagrams for Astronomy This is a Canadian created resource(CC BY)

A collection of images created or adapted by Douglas College with a grant from BCcampus Open Education for the Astronomy: OpenStax textbook. Many of the images are available in several formats, with labelled and unlabelled versions to be used for assessment purposes.

Textbooks

General Astronomy (CC BY-SA)

This Wikibook introduces the reader to that tapestry and the process that revealed it to humanity. It presents astronomy not only as a field of knowledge, but also as a human endeavor in science.

Tools

Stellarium (Open source)

Stellarium is a free, open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

Videos

Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life (CC BY-NC)

A collection of videos (33) looking at the possibility of life in space as part of the Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life (ASTROBIO) open online course.

AstroTech: The Science and Technology behind Astronomical Discovery (CC BY-NC)

A collection of 4 videos on astronomy as a discipline.

See also Physics.

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<h1>Courses</h1> <h1>Courses</h1>
<a href="https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-282j-introduction-to-astronomy-spring-2006/">Introduction to Astronomy</a> (CC BY-NC-SA) <a href="https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-282j-introduction-to-astronomy-spring-2006/">Introduction to Astronomy</a> (CC BY-NC-SA)
Introduction to Astronomy provides a quantitative introduction to the physics of the solar system, stars, the interstellar medium, the galaxy, and the universe, as determined from a variety of astronomical observations and models. Introduction to Astronomy provides a quantitative introduction to the physics of the solar system, stars, the interstellar medium, the galaxy, and the universe, as determined from a variety of astronomical observations and models.
<a href="https://legacy.saylor.org/astr101/Intro/">Introduction to Astronomy</a> (CC BY) <a href="https://legacy.saylor.org/astr101/Intro/">Introduction to Astronomy</a> (CC BY)
In ASTR101, you will be introduced to our current understanding of the universe and how we have come to this understanding. We will start with the ancient Greeks and their belief that the universe was an orderly place capable of being understood. We will continue through history, as we acquired more information on the nature of the universe and our models of the universe changed to reflect this. This will take us through several different worldviews. In ASTR101, you will be introduced to our current understanding of the universe and how we have come to this understanding. We will start with the ancient Greeks and their belief that the universe was an orderly place capable of being understood. We will continue through history, as we acquired more information on the nature of the universe and our models of the universe changed to reflect this. This will take us through several different worldviews.
<h1>Images</h1> <h1>Images</h1>
<a href="https://urls.bccampus.ca/6e9">Digital Diagrams for Astronomy</a> <img src="https://opentextbc.ca/oerdiscipline/wp-content/uploads/sites/213/2017/11/icons8-canada-map-50.png" alt="This is a Canadian created resource" width="50" height="50" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-729" />(CC BY) <a href="https://urls.bccampus.ca/6e9">Digital Diagrams for Astronomy</a> <img src="https://opentextbc.ca/oerdiscipline/wp-content/uploads/sites/213/2017/11/icons8-canada-map-50.png" alt="This is a Canadian created resource" width="50" height="50" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-729" />(CC BY)
<span>A collection of images created or adapted by Douglas College with a grant from BCcampus Open Education for the Astronomy: OpenStax textbook. Many of the images are available in several formats, with labelled and unlabelled versions to be used for assessment purposes.</span> <span>A collection of images created or adapted by Douglas College with a grant from BCcampus Open Education for the Astronomy: OpenStax textbook. Many of the images are available in several formats, with labelled and unlabelled versions to be used for assessment purposes.</span>
<h1>Textbooks</h1> <h1>Textbooks</h1>
<a href="https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/General_Astronomy">General Astronomy</a> (CC BY-SA) <a href="https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/General_Astronomy">General Astronomy</a> (CC BY-SA)
This Wikibook introduces the reader to that tapestry and the process that revealed it to humanity. It presents astronomy not only as a field of knowledge, but also as a human endeavor in science. This Wikibook introduces the reader to that tapestry and the process that revealed it to humanity. It presents astronomy not only as a field of knowledge, but also as a human endeavor in science.
<h1>Tools</h1> <h1>Tools</h1>
<a href="http://www.stellarium.org/">Stellarium</a> (Open source) <a href="http://www.stellarium.org/">Stellarium</a> (Open source)
Stellarium is a free, open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. Stellarium is a free, open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
<h1>Videos</h1> <h1>Videos</h1>
  <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwJ2VKmefmxowAseAc5cgp8y-_dVEk6EU">Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life</a> (CC BY-NC)
  A collection of videos (33) looking at the possibility of life in space as part of the Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life (ASTROBIO) open online course.
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwJ2VKmefmxrHSSFl1rfeutNgpTQ0Z_uU">AstroTech: The Science and Technology behind Astronomical Discovery</a> (CC BY)  <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwJ2VKmefmxrHSSFl1rfeutNgpTQ0Z_uU">AstroTech: The Science and Technology behind Astronomical Discovery</a> (CC BY-NC)
A collection of 4 videos on astronomy as a discipline. A collection of 4 videos on astronomy as a discipline.
<div class="textbox">See also <a href="/oerdiscipline/chapter/physics/">Physics</a>.</div> <div class="textbox">See also <a href="/oerdiscipline/chapter/physics/">Physics</a>.</div>
Dec 13, 2018
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<h1>Courses</h1> <h1>Courses</h1>
<a href="https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-282j-introduction-to-astronomy-spring-2006/">Introduction to Astronomy</a> (CC BY-NC-SA) <a href="https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-282j-introduction-to-astronomy-spring-2006/">Introduction to Astronomy</a> (CC BY-NC-SA)
Introduction to Astronomy provides a quantitative introduction to the physics of the solar system, stars, the interstellar medium, the galaxy, and the universe, as determined from a variety of astronomical observations and models. Introduction to Astronomy provides a quantitative introduction to the physics of the solar system, stars, the interstellar medium, the galaxy, and the universe, as determined from a variety of astronomical observations and models.
<a href="https://legacy.saylor.org/astr101/Intro/">Introduction to Astronomy</a> (CC BY) <a href="https://legacy.saylor.org/astr101/Intro/">Introduction to Astronomy</a> (CC BY)
In ASTR101, you will be introduced to our current understanding of the universe and how we have come to this understanding. We will start with the ancient Greeks and their belief that the universe was an orderly place capable of being understood. We will continue through history, as we acquired more information on the nature of the universe and our models of the universe changed to reflect this. This will take us through several different worldviews. In ASTR101, you will be introduced to our current understanding of the universe and how we have come to this understanding. We will start with the ancient Greeks and their belief that the universe was an orderly place capable of being understood. We will continue through history, as we acquired more information on the nature of the universe and our models of the universe changed to reflect this. This will take us through several different worldviews.
<h1>Images</h1> <h1>Images</h1>
<a href="https://urls.bccampus.ca/6e9">Digital Diagrams for Astronomy</a> <img src="https://opentextbc.ca/oerdiscipline/wp-content/uploads/sites/213/2017/11/icons8-canada-map-50.png" alt="This is a Canadian created resource" width="50" height="50" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-729" />(CC BY) <a href="https://urls.bccampus.ca/6e9">Digital Diagrams for Astronomy</a> <img src="https://opentextbc.ca/oerdiscipline/wp-content/uploads/sites/213/2017/11/icons8-canada-map-50.png" alt="This is a Canadian created resource" width="50" height="50" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-729" />(CC BY)
<span>A collection of images created or adapted by Douglas College with a grant from BCcampus Open Education for the Astronomy: OpenStax textbook. Many of the images are available in several formats, with labelled and unlabelled versions to be used for assessment purposes.</span> <span>A collection of images created or adapted by Douglas College with a grant from BCcampus Open Education for the Astronomy: OpenStax textbook. Many of the images are available in several formats, with labelled and unlabelled versions to be used for assessment purposes.</span>
<h1>Textbooks</h1> <h1>Textbooks</h1>
<a href="https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/General_Astronomy">General Astronomy</a> (CC BY-SA) <a href="https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/General_Astronomy">General Astronomy</a> (CC BY-SA)
This Wikibook introduces the reader to that tapestry and the process that revealed it to humanity. It presents astronomy not only as a field of knowledge, but also as a human endeavor in science. This Wikibook introduces the reader to that tapestry and the process that revealed it to humanity. It presents astronomy not only as a field of knowledge, but also as a human endeavor in science.
<h1>Tools</h1> <h1>Tools</h1>
<a href="http://www.stellarium.org/">Stellarium</a> (Open source) <a href="http://www.stellarium.org/">Stellarium</a> (Open source)
Stellarium is a free, open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. Stellarium is a free, open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
  <h1>Videos</h1>
  <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwJ2VKmefmxrHSSFl1rfeutNgpTQ0Z_uU">AstroTech: The Science and Technology behind Astronomical Discovery</a> (CC BY)
  A collection of 4 videos on astronomy as a discipline.
<div class="textbox">See also <a href="/oerdiscipline/chapter/physics/">Physics</a>.</div> <div class="textbox">See also <a href="/oerdiscipline/chapter/physics/">Physics</a>.</div>