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Astronomy:  OpenStax [College]

Astronomy: OpenStax [College]

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 invididual instructors. OpenStax Astronomy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC-BY) license.

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Lauren Woolsey
Lauren Woolsey (Faculty)
7 weeks ago
This textbook is very high quality. I started using it as my primary textbook in Winter 2017, shortly after it was published, and it has been a phenomenal resource for my students. The amount of content can cover two full semesters of introductory astronomy, and we also use it for a single-semester survey course. The text content is interesting and not dry, the figures were developed for the textbook instead of being reused from older sources. With a PhD in astrophysics, I can confirm the content is sound and robust for the undergraduate level.
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Time spent reviewing site: 2.5 years of use in course
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