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Free Astronomy Books

This is the updated list of astronomy books available for free download or online reading. These books and papers cover all the areas of astrophysics, cosmology, galactic and extragalactic astronomy, solar and stellar physics, celestial mechanics, planetary science, astrobiology, as well as some popular works. The books are made available free of charge to the reader by their authors or publishers. Here is a categorized directory of astronomy books. This page is updated daily.

  1. Supernova Remnants: The X-ray Perspective
    | arXiv, Published in , 78 pages
  2. Lectures on Black Holes, Topological Strings and Quantum Attractors
    | arXiv, Published in , 103 pages
  3. The Fundamentals of Stellar Astrophysics
    | W H Freeman & Co, Published in , 494 pages
  4. An Exposition on Inflationary Cosmology
    | arXiv, Published in , 93 pages
  5. The Practical Astronomer
    | Seeley, Burnside, and Seeley, Published in , 588 pages
  6. The Birth And Death Of The Sun
    | Dover Publications, Published in , 256 pages
  7. Are We Alone?
    | The Atlantic Monthly, Published in
  8. Cosmology: Mankind's Grand Investigation
    | Harcourt Brace College Publishers, Published in , 129 pages
  9. Images of the Solar Upper Atmosphere From SUMER on SOHO
    | ESA Publications Division, Published in , 209 pages
  10. Planetary Theory
    | Cambridge University Press, Published in , 323 pages
  11. Astronomy with an Opera-glass
    | D. Appleton & co., Published in , 154 pages
  12. Basaltic Volcanism on the Terrestrial Planets
    | Pergamon Press, Published in , 1286 pages
  13. Black Holes
    | arXiv, Published in , 145 pages
  14. Lecture notes on the formation and early evolution of planetary systems
    | arXiv, Published in , 63 pages
  15. The Elements of Theoretical and Descriptive Astronomy
    | J. Wiley, Published in , 322 pages
  16. Elementary Astronomy
    | , Published in , 134 pages
  17. Cosmological Evolution of Galaxies
    | arXiv, Published in , 88 pages
  18. Hours With A Three-Inch Telescope
    | Longmans, Green & Co., Published in , 159 pages
  19. Resources of Near-Earth Space
    | University of Arizona Press, Published in , 977 pages
  20. Quantization in Astrophysics, Brownian Motion, and Supersymmetry
    | MathTiger, Published in , 516 pages
  21. General Astronomy
    | Wikibooks, Published in
  22. Radiative Processes in High Energy Astrophysics
    | arXiv, Published in , 157 pages
  23. The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, SETI
    | NASA, Published in , 293 pages
  24. Moon Trip: A Personal Account of the Apollo Program and its Science
    | Lunar and Planetary Institute, Published in , 162 pages
  25. Astronomy of To-day
    | Seeley and co., Published in
  26. The History of Astrometry
    | arXiv, Published in , 52 pages
  27. Cosmic Rays and the Search for a Lorentz Invariance Violation
    | arXiv, Published in , 81 pages
  28. Origin of the Moon
    | Lunar and Planetary Institute, Published in , 781 pages
  29. Dwarf-Galaxy Cosmology
    | Hindawi Publishing, Published in , 238 pages
  30. Hubble Space Telescope: Discoveries
    | NASA, Published in , 128 pages
  31. Evolution of the Solar System
    | NASA, Published in
  32. A practical guide to Basic Statistical Techniques for Data Analysis in Cosmology
    | arXiv, Published in , 52 pages
  33. Cluster Lenses
    | arXiv, Published in , 120 pages
  34. Telescopic Work for Starlight Evenings
    | Taylor and Francis, Published in , 372 pages
  35. Cosmology: The Study of the Universe
    | NASA, Published in , 38 pages
  36. An Introduction to Galactic Chemical Evolution
    | arXiv, Published in , 46 pages
  37. The Universe in a Helium Droplet
    | Oxford University Press, Published in , 532 pages
  38. The Astrobiology Primer: An Outline of General Knowledge
    | arXiv, Published in , 79 pages
  39. Cosmology Primer
    | preposterousuniverse.com, Published in , 120 pages
  40. A Briefer History of Time: From the Big Bang to the Big Mac
    | St. Martin's Press, Published in , 207 pages
  41. Stellar Atmospheres
    | , Published in
  42. Cosmic Structure, Averaging and Dark Energy
    | arXiv, Published in , 55 pages
  43. Advanced Topics in Cosmology: A Pedagogical Introduction
    | arXiv, Published in , 40 pages
  44. Dense Matter in Compact Stars
    | arXiv, Published in , 146 pages
  45. Galaxies and the Expanding Universe
    | University of Oregon, Published in
  46. From Cosmic Birth to Living Earths: The Future of UVOIR Space Astronomy
    | arXiv, Published in , 176 pages
  47. An Introduction to Astronomy
    | The MacMillan Company, Published in , 577 pages
  48. Astronomical Discovery
    | E. Arnold, Published in , 225 pages
  49. Hubble 25: A Quarter-Century of Discovery with the Hubble Space Telescope
    | NASA, Published in , 78 pages
  50. Mercury
    | University of Arizona Press, Published in , 794 pages
  51. Traces of Catastrophe
    | Lunar and Planetary Institute, Published in , 120 pages
  52. Pioneers of Science
    | Macmillan and co, Published in , 421 pages
  53. General Astronomy
    | Edward Arnold and Company, Published in , 392 pages
  54. Large Scale Structure of the Universe
    | arXiv, Published in , 43 pages
  55. Stellar Superfluids
    | arXiv, Published in , 88 pages
  56. High Performance Computing and Numerical Modelling
    | arXiv, Published in , 108 pages
  57. An Introduction to the Theory of Rotating Relativistic Stars
    | arXiv, Published in , 88 pages
  58. Mars Science Laboratory
    | Wikipedia, Published in
  59. Magnetic Fields, Strings and Cosmology
    | arXiv, Published in , 76 pages
  60. Inflation
    | NIKHEF, Published in , 53 pages
  61. String Cosmology
    | arXiv, Published in , 47 pages
  62. Planetary Photometry
    | , Published in
  63. Encyclopedia of Astrophysics
    | Scholarpedia, Published in
  64. The Beginning and the End: The Meaning of Life in a Cosmological Perspective
    | arXiv, Published in , 356 pages
  65. Solar Neutrinos
    | arXiv, Published in , 51 pages
  66. Practical Astronomy
    | John Wiley & Sons, Published in , 246 pages
  67. Star-Gazer's Hand-Book
    | Sturgis & Walton, Published in , 72 pages
  68. Lopsided Spiral Galaxies
    | arXiv, Published in , 75 pages
  69. Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Rays: Facts, Myths, and Legends
    | arXiv, Published in , 92 pages
  70. Recreations in Astronomy
    | Project Gutenberg,
  71. Supernovae
    | Wikipedia, Published in
  72. The Telescope
    | McGraw-Hill, Published in , 294 pages
  73. Big Bang Nucleosynthesis and Physics Beyond the Standard Model
    | arXiv, Published in , 156 pages
  74. The Beginning and Evolution of the Universe
    | arXiv, Published in , 69 pages
  75. To See the Unseen: A History of Planetary Radar Astronomy
    | NASA History Division, Published in , 301 pages
  76. First Light
    | arXiv, Published in , 157 pages
  77. Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication
    | NASA, Published in , 330 pages
  78. A Text-book of Astronomy
    | D. Appleton and company, Published in , 391 pages
  79. Inflationary Cosmology and Structure Formation
    | arXiv, Published in , 77 pages
  80. Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022
    | National Academy of Sciences, Published in , 410 pages
  81. Cosmology
    | University of Oregon, Published in
  82. Mechanism of the Heavens
    | J. Murray, Published in , 710 pages
  83. Introduction to Dark Matter Experiments
    | arXiv.org, Published in , 64 pages
  84. Special Functions: Fractional Calculus and the Pathway for Entropy
    | MDPI AG, Published in , 306 pages
  85. Voyager 1 Encounters Saturn
    | NASA, Published in , 51 pages
  86. Elements of Astrophysics
    | University of Hawaii, Published in , 435 pages
  87. Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies
    | California Institute of Technology, Published in , 190 pages
  88. Introduction to Non-Baryonic Dark Matter
    | arXiv, Published in , 51 pages
  89. Lectures on Inflation and Cosmological Perturbations
    | arXiv, Published in , 56 pages
  90. Space Nomads
    | Holiday House, Published in , 199 pages
  91. Astronomy
    | Unglue.it, Published in , 1200 pages
  92. Astronomy Notes
    | astronomynotes.com, Published in
  93. Advances in Modern Cosmology
    | InTech, Published in , 198 pages
  94. Recent Developments in Gravitational Collapse and Spacetime Singularities
    | arXiv, Published in , 89 pages
  95. The Formation and Evolution of the Solar System
    | University of Oregon, Published in
  96. Introduction to Physical Astronomy
    | University of Cincinnati, Published in
  97. Man's Place in the Universe
    | Chapman and Hall, Published in , 330 pages
  98. An Overview of the Solar System
    | Wikipedia, Published in
  99. Oulu Space Physics Textbook
    | University of Oulu, Published in
  100. To a Rocky Moon: A Geologist's History of Lunar Exploration
    | University of Arizona Press, Published in , 524 pages
  101. Primer Of Celestial Navigation
    | Cornell Maritime Press, Published in , 300 pages
  102. Mathematical Problems Of Radiative Equilibrium
    | Cambridge University Press, Published in , 123 pages
  103. Photographs of Nebulae and Clusters
    | University of California Publications, Published in
  104. The Astronomy of the Bible
    | Richard Clay & Sons, Published in
  105. Plasma Physics of Extreme Astrophysical Environments
    | arXiv, Published in , 56 pages
  106. Supernova Cosmology: Legacy and Future
    | arXiv, Published in , 62 pages
  107. A New Astronomy
    | American Book Company, Published in , 437 pages
  108. Introduction to relativistic astrophysics and cosmology through Maple
    | arXiv, Published in , 124 pages
  109. Understanding Galaxy Formation and Evolution
    | arXiv, Published in , 50 pages
  110. Astronomy for Amateurs
    | D. Appleton and Company, Published in
  111. Gravitational Wave Experiments and Early Universe Cosmology
    | arXiv, Published in , 100 pages
  112. Astronomical Image and Data Analysis
    | Springer, Published in , 335 pages
  113. The Shape of the Universe
    | viXra, Published in , 321 pages
  114. Cosmology for Particle Physicists
    | arXiv, Published in , 63 pages
  115. Searching for Life Across Space and Time
    | The National Academies Press, Published in , 133 pages
  116. Why CMB physics?
    | arXiv, Published in , 179 pages
  117. Observing the Sky from 40N
    | Wikibooks, Published in , 86 pages
  118. The Cosmological Constant
    | arXiv, Published in , 50 pages
  119. Cosmology and Astrophysics
    | arXiv.org, Published in , 76 pages
  120. Mag 7 Star Atlas Project
    | , Published in , 21 pages
  121. On the Origin (and Evolution) of Baryonic Galaxy Halos
    | MDPI AG, Published in , 232 pages
  122. A Photographic Atlas of Rock Breakdown Features in Geomorphic Environments
    | Planetary Science Institute, Published in , 88 pages
  123. Gamma-Ray Bursts: Progress, Problems and Prospects
    | arXiv, Published in , 87 pages
  124. Chemistry in Protoplanetary Disks
    | arXiv, Published in , 84 pages
  125. Views of the Solar System
    | , Published in
  126. The Virial Theorem in Stellar Astrophysics
    | Pachart Pub. House, Published in , 135 pages
  127. Cosmic Journey: A History of Scientific Cosmology
    | American Institute of Physics, Published in
  128. Dark Energy: Observational Evidence and Theoretical Models
    | Akademperiodyka, Published in , 380 pages
  129. Caldwell Catalogue
    | Wikipedia, Published in
  130. Textbook on Practical Astronomy
    | Wiley, Published in , 252 pages
  131. The Foundations of Celestial Mechanics
    | Pachart Pub House, Published in , 145 pages
  132. Voyager 1 and 2: Atlas of Six Saturnian Satellites
    | NASA, Published in , 175 pages
  133. Gravitational Wave Detection by Interferometry
    | arXiv, Published in , 80 pages
  134. Notes on Stellar Astrophysics
    | Minnesota State University, Published in , 299 pages
  135. Handbook of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics
    | Cambridge University Press, Published in , 780 pages
  136. Astrochemistry: The Issue of Molecular Complexity in Astrophysical Environments
    | arXiv, Published in , 62 pages
  137. The First Stars
    | arXiv, Published in , 72 pages
  138. Planetary Rings
    | arXiv, Published in , 82 pages
  139. Primordial Magnetogenesis
    | arXiv, Published in , 107 pages
  140. The Star Splitters: The High Energy Astronomy Observatories
    | NASA History Office, Published in , 182 pages
  141. Black-Hole Phenomenology
    | arXiv, Published in , 58 pages
  142. An Introduction to Cosmic Rays and Gamma-Ray Bursts
    | arXiv, Published in , 37 pages
  143. Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon
    | Lunar and Planetary Institute, Published in
  144. The Complete Idiot's Guide to The Sun
    | Alpha, Published in , 350 pages
  145. Massive Stars and their Supernovae
    | arXiv, Published in , 81 pages
  146. Protostars and Planets
    | Rice University, Published in , 422 pages
  147. History of Astronomy
    | , Published in
  148. Amateur Telescope Making
    | Springfield Telescope Makers Inc, Published in , 428 pages
  149. Atomic and Molecular Processes in Astronomy and Planetary Science
    | California Institute of Technology, Published in
  150. The world according to the Hubble Space Telescope
    | arXiv.org, Published in , 112 pages
  151. Lunar Stratigraphy and Sedimentology
    | Elsevier, Published in , 311 pages
  152. Cosmic Rays in Galactic and Extragalactic Magnetic Fields
    | arXiv, Published in , 43 pages
  153. Neutrinos and the Stars
    | arXiv, Published in , 83 pages
  154. Modified Gravity and Cosmology
    | arXiv, Published in , 312 pages
  155. Pioneer Saturn Encounter
    | NASA, Published in , 45 pages
  156. Gamma-Ray Bursts
    | Wikipedia, Published in
  157. Gravitational Waves: Sources, Detectors and Searches
    | arXiv, Published in , 79 pages
  158. Ekpyrotic and Cyclic Cosmology
    | arXiv, Published in , 79 pages
  159. An Expanded View of the Universe
    | European Southern Observatory, Published in , 54 pages
  160. A Simple Guide to Backyard Astronomy
    | , Published in , 61 pages
  161. The Story of Eclipses
    | S. S. McClure Co., Published in , 208 pages
  162. Dynamics of the Universe in Problems
    | UniverseInProblems.com, Published in , 113 pages
  163. Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Cosmological Constant Problem
    | arXiv, Published in , 89 pages
  164. Introduction to Millimeter/Sub-Millimeter Astronomy
    | arXiv, Published in , 106 pages
  165. Techniques of Radio Astronomy
    | arXiv, Published in , 47 pages
  166. Exoplanet Observing for Amateurs
    | Reductionist Publications, Published in , 170 pages
  167. An Introduction to Quantum Cosmology
    | arXiv, Published in , 60 pages
  168. Observing the Sky from 30S
    | Wikibooks, Published in , 86 pages
  169. Celestial Mechanics: Notes and Work
    | Rutgers University, Published in , 128 pages
  170. A Primer for Black Hole Quantum Physics
    | arXiv, Published in , 178 pages
  171. A Practical Introduction to Numerical Hydrodynamics
    | Leiden University, Published in , 124 pages
  172. Multi-messenger Astronomy and Dark Matter
    | arXiv, Published in , 105 pages
  173. Advances in Global and Local Helioseismology: an Introductory Review
    | arXiv, Published in , 86 pages
  174. Habitable Planets for Man
    | RAND Corporation, Published in , 176 pages
  175. Galaxy systems in the optical and infrared
    | arXiv, Published in , 60 pages
  176. Solar System
    | Wikipedia, Published in , 646 pages
  177. The Solar Magnetic Field
    | arXiv, Published in , 83 pages
  178. High Energy Astrophysics
    | The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing, Published in , 338 pages
  179. Practical Astronomy
    | John Wiley and Sons Inc., Published in , 314 pages
  180. Great Astronomers
    | Isbister, Published in , 392 pages
  181. An Introduction into the Theory of Cosmological Structure Formation
    | arXiv, Published in , 102 pages
  182. Applied Cosmography: A Pedagogical Review
    | arXiv.org, Published in , 66 pages
  183. Guidebook to the Geology of Barringer Meteorite Crater, Arizona
    | Lunar and Planetary Institute, Published in , 154 pages
  184. Introduction to Cosmology
    | arXiv, Published in , 58 pages
  185. Protoplanetary Disks and Their Evolution
    | arXiv, Published in , 65 pages
  186. Trans-Neptunian Objects: An Overview
    | Wikipedia, Published in
  187. Mathematical Theories of Planetary Motions
    | The Register Pub. Co., Published in , 314 pages
  188. From Disks to Planets
    | arXiv, Published in , 70 pages
  189. Observations of the High Redshift Universe
    | arXiv, Published in , 115 pages
  190. Chondrules and their Origins
    | The Lunar and Planetary Institute, Published in , 377 pages
  191. Mysteries of the Sun
    | NASA, Published in , 20 pages
  192. Practical Astronomy for Engineers
    | Stephens, Published in , 160 pages
  193. Observatories in Space
    | arXiv, Published in , 50 pages
  194. Observational Probes of Cosmic Acceleration
    | arXiv, Published in , 253 pages
  195. Inflation and String Theory
    | arXiv, Published in , 349 pages
  196. The Birth and Death of Stars
    | University of Oregon, Published in
  197. A Review of the Universe: Structures, Evolutions, Observations, and Theories
    | universe-review.ca, Published in
  198. Lectures on Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Cosmology
    | arXiv, Published in , 41 pages
  199. Radiative Gas Dynamics
    | Ohio State University, Published in
  200. Celestial Navigation, Elementary Astronomy, Piloting
    | Sky and Sea Software, Published in
  201. Voyager Encounters Jupiter
    | National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Published in , 48 pages
  202. Astrodynamics: A Compendium of Orbitology
    | Wikipedia, Published in , 334 pages
  203. An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics
    | The University of Texas at Austin, Published in , 216 pages
  204. Introduction to Cosmology
    | arXiv, Published in , 53 pages
  205. Sky Surveys
    | arXiv, Published in , 62 pages
  206. Particle Physics and Inflationary Cosmology
    | arXiv, Published in , 270 pages
  207. Voyage to Jupiter
    | NASA, Published in , 218 pages
  208. Superstring Cosmology
    | arXiv, Published in , 161 pages
  209. Cosmology
    | arXiv.org, Published in , 56 pages
  210. Introductory Lectures on Quantum Cosmology
    | arXiv, Published in , 107 pages
  211. Short History of Astronomy
    | John Murray, Published in , 439 pages
  212. The Hubble Constant
    | arXiv, Published in , 48 pages
  213. The Cosmic Web: Geometric Analysis
    | arXiv, Published in , 129 pages
  214. An introductory treatise on the lunar theory
    | Cambridge University Press, Published in , 312 pages
  215. Introduction to Supersymmetry: Astrophysical and Phenomenological Constraints
    | arXiv, Published in , 67 pages
  216. Curiosities of the Sky
    | Harper & Brothers, Published in , 300 pages
  217. Introduction to Early Universe Cosmology
    | arXiv, Published in , 70 pages
  218. Consolidated Lunar Atlas
    | Lunar and Planetary Institute, Published in
  219. Elementary Mathematical Astronomy
    | University Correspondence College Press, Published in , 442 pages
  220. Introduction to the Theory of Black Holes
    | Utrecht University, Published in , 49 pages
  221. The Galactic Habitable Zone I. Galactic Chemical Evolution
    | arXiv, Published in , 57 pages
  222. Through the Telescope
    | Adam and Charles Black, Published in , 303 pages
  223. The Geology of the Terrestrial Planets
    | NASA, Published in , 322 pages
  224. Frequently Asked Questions about Calendars
    | , Published in , 65 pages
  225. TASI Lectures: Introduction to Cosmology
    | arXiv, Published in , 82 pages
  226. Lecture Notes on High Energy Cosmic Rays
    | arXiv.org, Published in , 82 pages
  227. When Biospheres Collide: A History of NASA's Planetary Protection Programs
    | NASA, Published in , 542 pages
  228. The Fine-Tuning of the Universe for Intelligent Life
    | arXiv, Published in , 76 pages
  229. A Guide To The Constellations
    | McGraw-Hill, Published in , 96 pages
  230. Primordial Nucleosynthesis: from precision cosmology to fundamental physics
    | arXiv, Published in , 148 pages
  231. Spherical Astronomy
    | Van Nostrand, Published in , 559 pages
  232. From Chaos to Consciousness: A Brief History of the Universe
    | Bookboon, Published in , 166 pages
  233. An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics
    | The MacMillan Company, Published in , 437 pages
  234. Celestial Mechanics
    | , Published in
  235. A Handbook of Descriptive and Practical Astronomy
    | Oxford At The Clarendon Press, Published in , 756 pages
  236. Planetary Science: A Lunar Perspective
    | Lunar and Planetary Institute, Published in
  237. Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropies up to Second Order
    | arXiv, Published in , 53 pages
  238. Cosmos and Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context
    | NASA, Published in , 612 pages
  239. Particle Physics Aspects of Modern Cosmology
    | arXiv, Published in , 70 pages