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ONLINE JOURNEY THROUGH ASTRONOMY is a complete online introductory astronomy course with a student companion workbook. It is available in four configurations: a complete two-term course, a brief course, a solar system course, and a stars and galaxies course. It is intended as a stand-alone product, but can be bundled with any Brooks/Cole Thomson Learning introductory astronomy book. ONLINE JOURNEY THROUGH ASTRONOMY modules contain text supported by images and more than 400 interactive animations and simulations, links to other web sites, objectives, graded exercises, quizzes with immediate feedback, additional exercises, critical-thinking exercises, problems, glossary, index, and astronomical calculators. The Student Companion is available to accompany any of the courses. A complete Instructor's Implementation Guide provides chapters that describe how to create and manage an online course, sample syllabi, chapter objectives, and teaching tips for specific topics by chapter. It also gives navigation detials and technical requirements.
Introduction: The Scale of the Cosmos. 1. Overview of the Sky. 2. The Development of Modern Astronomy. 3. Tools of Astronomy. 4. Interaction of Light and Matter. 5. Origin of the Solar System. 6. The Earth and Moon. 7. Mercury, Venus, and Mars. 8. The Outer Planets. 9. Comets, Asteroids, and Meteorites. 10. The Sun. 11. Properties of Stars. 12. Star Birth and the Main Sequence. 13. Star Death. 14. Neutron Stars and Black Holes. 15. The Milky Way. 16. Galaxies. 17. Active Galaxies and Quasars. 18. Cosmology. 19. Life in the Universe.