Arny: Explorations-An Introduction to Astronomy, 6th edition, is built on the foundation of its well known writing style, accuracy, and emphasis on current information. This new edition continues to offer the most complete technology/new media support package available. That technology/new media package includes: Interactives, Animations, and introducing Connect - online homework and course management.
Tom Arny is an Emeritus professor in the Astronomy Department at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He was associated there with the Five College Astronomy Program(comprising faculty from U-Mass, Amhurst, Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke, and Smith Colleges). Dr. Arny received his undergraduate degree from Haverford College and his Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Arizona. In addition to his interest in astronomy, he has a long-standing fascination with the natural world: weather (especially atmospheric optics such as rainbows), birds, wildflowers, and butterflies.
Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy, 6e Preface Preview: The Cosmic Landscape 1 The Cycles of the Sky 2 The Rise of Astronomy Essay 1 Backyard Astronomy 3 Gravity and Motion 4 Light and Atoms Essay 2 Special and General Relativity 5 Telescopes 6 The Earth Essay 3 Keeping Time 7 The Moon 8 Survey of the Solar System 9 The Terrestrial Planets 10 The Outer Planets 11 Meteors, Asteroids, and Comets 12 The Sun, Our Star 13 Measuring the Properties of Stars 14 Stellar Evolution 15 Stellar Remnants: White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes 16 The Milky Way Galaxy 17 Galaxies 18 Cosmology Essay 4 Life in the Universe Answers to "Test Yourself" Appendix Glossary Index