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Astronomy in the New Millennium

An exciting introduction to astronomy: this book uses recent discoveries and stunning photography to inspire non-science majors about the Universe. Written by two highly experienced and engaging instructors, each chapter has been fully updated, with more than 200 new images throughout, including recent images from space missions and the world's best observatories.

The newly redesigned text is organized as a series of stories, each presenting the history of the field, the observations made and how they fit within the process of science, our current understanding and what future observations are planned. Math is provided in boxes and easily read around, making the book suitable for courses taking either mathematical or qualitative approaches. New discussion questions encourage students to think widely about astronomy and the role science plays in our everyday lives and podcasts for each chapter aid studying and comprehension.

  • Discussions of recent discoveries engage students by giving real-life context to the fundamental scientific background
  • Concise enough for one-semester courses, yet rich enough to be used in longer courses, the text assumes no specific background knowledge
  • Mathematics is boxed and easily read around, making the book suitable for courses taking mathematical approaches and those taking non-mathematical approaches

The authors:

  • Jay Pasachoff is Professor of Astronomy at Williams College.
  • Alex Filippenko is Professor of Astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley.

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