Introduction to Physical Astronomy
by Kenneth R. Koehler
Publisher: University of Cincinnati 2010
Table of Contents: Preface; Some History; Distance vs. Direction; Electromagnetic Waves; Astronomical Observation; Image Processing; Spectra; The Solar System; Motion in the Solar System; Solar System Dynamics; The Sun; Stellar Populations; Elementary Particles; Nuclear Reactions; Stellar Evolution; Spacetime; Black Holes; Galaxies; Expansion of the Universe; Dark Matter; Cosmology; Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation; Extraterrestrial Life.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Robert S. Ball - Isbister
This work enlists the services of men who worked in the field of Astronomy. Robert Stawell Ball has chronicled the lives of all great astronomers and provided glimpses of their personal lives as well as their interests and their era.
by Luis A. Anchordoqui - arXiv
University level lecture notes: distance measurements by parallax, HR diagram, distance to a star using HR, stellar evolution, the Olbers paradox, the expansion of the universe, gravitational redshift, lookback time, elementary particles, etc.
by Arturo Chiesa, Raffaele Chiesa - Sky and Sea Software
The outstanding feature of the book is a new method to immediately obtain a fix vessel position by entering the sequences h-t of the sextant altitudes and chronometer time readings of at least two celestial bodies in a programmed computer.
by George Forbes
This book starts with the ancient Chinese, the Chaldeans, Greeks, and Arabs, then Copernicus and others of the Renaissance, and lastly the 18th and 19th centuries. Topics included are the telescope, the sun, moon, planets and the stars.