by Nick Strobel
Publisher: astronomynotes.com 2010
The notes cover: an overview of astronomy's place in the scientific endeavor, the scientific method, astronomy without a telescope, a history of astronomy, Newton's law of gravity and applications to orbits, Relativity theories, electromagnetic radiation, telescopes, the solar system, properties of the stars, the Sun, fusion reactions, stellar structure, stellar evolution, the interstellar medium, the Milky Way galaxy, extra-galactic astronomy, cosmology, and extra-terrestrial life.
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