Investigating Astronomy (2nd Revised edition)

Investigating Astronomy (2nd Revised edition)

By: Tim Slater (author), Roger A. Freedman (author)Paperback

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Timothy F. Slater holds the University of Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair for Science Education where he holds faculty appointments in the College of Education, the College of Science, and the School of Energy Resources. Internationally known for his work in the teaching and learning of astronomy, he serves as the Director of the Cognition in Astronomy and Physics Education Research CAPER Team where his research focuses on uncovering learners' conceptual models when engaging in science. Prior to becoming a chaired professor at the University of Wyoming, Dr. Slater was a tenured professor in the Astronomy Department at the University of Arizona where he constructed the first Ph.D. program focusing on astronomy education research. Roger A. Freedman is a Lecturer in Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. At UCSB, Dr. Freedman has taught in both the Department of Physics and the College of Creative Studies, a branch of the university intended for highly gifted and motivated undergraduates. He has published research in nuclear physics, elementary particle physics, and laser physics. In recent years, he has helped to develop computer-based tools for learning introductory physics and astronomy and helped pioneer the use of classroom response systems and the "flipped" classroom model at UCSB. He is co-author of three introductory textbooks: University Physics (Pearson), Universe (Freeman), and Investigating Astronomy (Freeman).


1. Predicting the Motions of the Stars, Sun and Moon 2. Decoding the Hidden Messages in Starlight 3. Analyzing Scales and Motions of the Universe 4. Exploring our Evolving Solar System 5. Uncovering Earth's Systems 6. Exploring Terrestrial Surface Processes 7. Observing the Dynamic Giant Planets 8. Looking for Life Beyond Earth 9. Probing the Dynamic Sun 10. Observing Properties of Distant Stars 11. Inferring Patterns in Star Life Cycles 12. Predicting the Violent End of the Largest Stars 13. Exploring Our Galaxy 14. Investigating Other Galaxies 15. Observing the Evolution of the Universe

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  • publication date: 05/05/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781464140853
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9781464140853
  • weight: 100
  • ISBN10: 1464140855
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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