General Astronomy/References

The Modern View of the CosmosEdit

  • Bauer, H.H. (1992). Scientific Literacy and the Myth of the Scientific Method. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press.
  • Cox, A.N., ed. (1999). Allen's Astrophysical Quantities. (4th ed.). New York: Springer.
  • Dones, L. et al. (2004). Oort Cloud Formation and Dynamics. In Festou et al., ed., Comets II (pg. 153). Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
  • Kuhn, T.S. (1962). The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • National Research Council of the National Academies. (2003). Connecting Quarks with the Cosmos: Eleven Science Questions for the New Century. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press.
  • Popper, K.R. (1959). The Logic of Scientific Discovery. New York: Harper.
  • Rumerman, J.A. (2005 Feb. 8). Human Space Flight: A Record of Human Achievement 1961 - 1998. Monographs in Aerospace History, #9. Retrieved 29 Jan. 2006 from

Observational AstronomyEdit

  • Allen, R.H. (1963). Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning. New York: Dover Publications.
  • Kaler, J.B. (1996). The Ever Changing Sky. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.

Motion and GravityEdit

  • Aveni, A.F. (1993). Ancient Astronomers. Montreal: Saint Remy Press.
  • Heath, T.L. (1991). Greek Astronomy. New York: Dover Publications. (Reprint. Originally published: London: Dent, 1932.)
  • Neugebauer, O. (1983). Astronomy and History: Selected Essays. New York: Springer-Verlag.
  • North, J. (1995). The Norton History of Astronomy and Cosmology. New York: W. W. Norton and Company.
  • Taton, R., ed. (1963). History of Science: Ancient and Medieval Science from the Beginnings to 1450. New York: Basic Books, Inc.

Planetary science/Extrasolar PlanetsEdit



The modern astronomy textbook has been the product of years of development, through which textbooks have evolved and improved to become effective tools for instruction. The Astronomy contributors gratefully acknowledge the work of the writers of the following textbooks, which have brought the astronomy curriculum into the twenty-first century. The design and pedagogical structure of these books have influenced the development of this work.

  • Arny: Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy.
  • Bennett, Donahue, Schneider, and Voit: The Cosmic Perspective.
  • Kaufmann and Comins: Discovering the Universe.
  • Seeds: Foundations of Astronomy.


Black HolesEdit