Environmental Science/Physics 141: Astronomy Notes

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay


Topic

Notes

Some Basic Stuff You Have to Know
The Universe: Table of Contents

A Few Things You Really Need to Know First

Finding Your Way In The Sky

Finding Your Way Around The Sky
Taking Pictures of the Sky

How The Solar System Works

How the Solar System Works
How Planets Work
Rings and Resonances

The Earth and Moon

Earth   
Earth Images - Surface Features
Earth Images - Distant Views
Crater Forms
Craters and Planetary History
The Moon
Artificial Satellites

Venus and Mercury

Mercury
Mercury Images
Venus
Venus Global Topography
Venus Global Images
Venus Surface Features
The (Almost) Venus-Earth Pentagram

Mars

Mars
The Martian Landscape

The Gas Giants

Jupiter
Jupiter Images
Jupiter Images - Satellites
Saturn
Saturn Images
Saturn Images - Satellites
Uranus
Uranus Images
Neptune
Neptune Images

Minor Planets, Comets, and other Small Objects

Asteroids (Minor Planets)
Comets
The Kuiper Belt
Pluto
Pluto Images

Our Star: The Sun

The Sun

Other Stars

The Stars as Seen from Earth
Distances to the Sun and Stars
Starlight And What It Tells Us
Life Cycles of Stars

The Deep Sky

Galaxies

Galaxies: Their Structure and Distances

The Universe

Cosmology: Structure, Origin and Fate of the Universe

Life in the Universe

Texts: Seeds and Backman, Perspectives on Astronomy

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Created 30 June 2008, Last Update 13 September 2018