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Astronomy Textbooks

book cover      Astronomy by Various Authors (2020): OpenStax. CC BY

Astronomy is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of one- or two-semester introductory astronomy courses. The book begins with relevant scientific fundamentals and progresses through an exploration of the solar system, stars, galaxies, and cosmology. The Astronomy textbook builds student understanding through the use of relevant analogies, clear and non-technical explanations, and rich illustrations. Mathematics is included in a flexible manner to meet the needs of individual instructors.


book cover      Our Solar System and Other Planetary Systems edited by Elizabeth Bell & Edith Soto (2018): College of the Canyons. 

A collection of texts, including selections from Astronomy, an OpenStax resource, worksheets from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and resources from the Astronomy Education Group. Published by College of the Canyons for their ZTC (Zero Cost Textbooks) Initiative. 

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