Lectures on Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Cosmology
by Luis A. Anchordoqui
Publisher: arXiv 2007
Number of pages: 41
University level lecture notes: stars and galaxies, distance measurements by parallax, luminosity and brightness, surface temperature, HR diagram, distance to a star using HR, stellar evolution, the Olbers paradox, the expansion of the universe, homogeneous and isotropic Friedmann-Robertson-Walker universes, the dark side of the universe, gravitational redshift, energy density of starlight, lookback time, elementary particles, the early universe, multi-messenger astronomy, quantum black holes.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Leota Jean LaPaz, Lincoln LaPaz - Holiday House
Meteoritics is the study of the only tangible entities that reach us from outer space -- the meteorites. We have planned and written this book to be a sound and yet largely nontechnical introduction to the science of meteoritics.
by Arthur Berry - John Murray
The author gives an outline of the history of astronomy from the earliest historical times to the nineteenth century, and presents it in a form which is intelligible to a reader who has no special knowledge of either astronomy or mathematics.
by Søren Bertil F. Dorch - Scholarpedia
Encyclopedia of Astrophysics covers cosmology, stellar astrophysics, space exploration, extragalactic astronomy, solar physics, planetary physics, computational astrophysics, and history of astronomy. Written by researchers leading in their field.
by Michael Perryman - arXiv
The history of astrometry, the branch of astronomy dealing with the positions of celestial objects, is a lengthy chronicle, having its origins in earliest records of astronomical observations, and extending to the high accuracy observations today.