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Astronomy: The Free Electronic Textbook

Astronomy: The Free Electronic Textbook

This book is the result of a national, non-profit project to develop a high-quality, introductory astronomy textbook that is free to students. The publisher, OpenStax, is located at Rice University and supported by several major foundations (including the Gates Foundation.) With the help of over 75 astronomers and astronomy educators, the textbook has been adapted, expanded, and updated from earlier textbooks the three authors have written. The book is not only free, but open source, which means you can use it as is, or develop your own electronic version of it, selecting only the sections you teach, adding your curriculum materials, etc. It is now available for review and adoption at: Featuring such current topics as the results from the New Horizons... Show More


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