Astronomy

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  1. Book ImageUnderstanding Our Universe

    George Blumenthal, Laura Kay, Stacy Palen

    Third Edition

    Students learn best by doingMore

  2. Book Image21st Century Astronomy

    Laura Kay, Stacy Palen, George Blumenthal

    Fifth Edition

    A textbook that facilitates learning by doing.More

  3. Book Image21st Century Astronomy: The Solar System

    Laura Kay, Stacy Palen, George Blumenthal

    Fifth Edition / Volume(s): 1 / Chapters 1 - 12, 24

    A textbook that facilitates learning by doing.More

  4. Book Image21st Century Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies

    Laura Kay, Stacy Palen, George Blumenthal

    Fifth Edition / Volume(s): 2 / Chapters 1 - 7, 13 - 24

    A textbook that facilitates learning by doing.More

  5. Book ImageAstronomy: At Play in the Cosmos

    Adam Frank

    A textbook that is not written like a textbook.More

  6. Book ImageAt Play in the Cosmos: The Videogame

    Jeff Bary, Adam Frank

    At Play in the Cosmos is a first-of-its-kind resource in astronomy education. Jeff Bary (Colgate University) and Adam Frank (University of Rochester) worked with the nonprofit Learning Games Network to develop a mission-based online videogame where students can fly...More

  7. Book ImageThe Norton Starry Night Workbook

    Steven Desch, Michael Marks

    Starry Night is a realistic and user-friendly planetarium simulation program designed to allow students in urban areas to perform observational activities on a computer screen. Our unique, accompanying workbook offers observation assignments that guide students'...More

  8. Book Image21st Century Astronomy

    Laura Kay, Stacy Palen, George Blumenthal

    Fifth Edition

    A textbook that facilitates learning by doing.More

  9. Book ImageLearning Astronomy by Doing Astronomy: Collaborative Lecture Activities

    Stacy Palen, Ana Larson

    Education research shows that students learn by doing.More

  10. Book ImageUnderstanding Our Universe

    Stacy Palen, Laura Kay, Bradford Smith, Et Al.

    Second Edition

    Students learn astronomy by doing astronomy.More

  11. Book ImageThe Trial of Galileo: Aristotelianism, the "New Cosmology," and the Catholic Church, 1616-1633

    Michael S. Petterson, Frederick Purnell, Jr., Mark C. Carnes

    Part of the Reacting to the Past series, The Trial of Galileo brings the Scientific Revolution to life by sparking debate on issues of science and religion.More

  12. Book ImageUncentering the Earth: Copernicus and The Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres

    William T. Vollmann

    “Highly personal and philosophical . . . the next best thing to reading Copernicus.”—Publishers WeeklyMore

  13. Book ImageMiss Leavitt's Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe

    George Johnson

    “A short, excellent account of [Leavitt’s] extraordinary life and achievements.”—Simon Singh, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  14. Book ImageThe Prophet and the Astronomer: Apocalyptic Science and the End of the World

    Marcelo Gleiser

    "An intellectual accomplishment that illuminates the magic and the wisdom of the heavens above."—Kirkus ReviewsMore

  15. Book ImageCosmic Dispatches: The New York Times Reports on Astronomy and Cosmology

    John Noble Wilford

    "A must for every armchair cosmic voyager."—Science NewsMore

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