NSCI 111 Introduction to Astronomy

Fall 2020
Dr. Johnny B. Holmes

Catalog description: The course introduces non-science students to astronomy. It includes naked-eye astronomy and a brief history of astronomy; the present-day tools of the astronomer; the solar system; the sun and stars; and finally the galaxy, the universe, and extraterrestrial life. Prerequisite MATH 105 Finite Math or higher. Corequisite NSCI 111L. Offered in the Fall semester.

Special Notes (This is for special announcements about the course while it is in progress)

This work has been released into the public domain
by its author, Nedarb at English Wikipedia.
This applies worldwide.

A link to a free on-line textbook from OpenStax (Rice University).
A link to website on the sky both day and night with planets
A link to the website of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
A link to the website of Space Telescope Science Institute
A link to the website of The Nucleus provided by the American Association of Physics Teachers
A link to the website of Understanding Science funded by the National Science Foundation

Syllabus for the course (pdf file), and office hours for Dr. Holmes (pdf file) for fall 2020



NGC 6888: The Crescent Nebula NASA Hubble Telescope

Copy of a previous final exam Final Exam (2019 version)

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Links to music:
Star Trek; Star Wars; Star Wars bar scene; 2001 A Space Odyssey - Also Sprach Zarathustra; 2001 A Space Odyssey - The Blue Danube; Lost in Space; Interstellar Main Theme; Age of Aquarius - Fifth Dimension; Mercury - Holst; Venus - Holst; Mars - Holst; Jupiter - Holst; Saturn - Holst; Telestar - The Tornados; Journey to the Stars - The Ventures;

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