Educational Series: Best Free Astronomy Books

Astronomy Books

Astronomy is the scientific study of celestial bodies in the visible universe, from the scale of a few meters to the macro scale, including the underlying physics governing those bodies. What they are made of, their properties, including distribution, relation, distance, movement, creation, age and demise.

The Astronomy books featured below are released under an open source license.

General Astronomy

General Astronomy

By (341 pages)

General Astronomy introduces the reader to that tapestry and the process that revealed it to humanity. It presents astronomy not only as a field of knowledge, but also as a human endeavor in science.



By OpenStax (1200 pages)

Astronomy is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of one- or two-semester introductory astronomy courses. The book begins with relevant scientific fundamentals and progresses through an exploration of the solar system, stars, galaxies, and cosmology. The Astronomy textbook builds student understanding through the use of relevant analogies, clear and non-technical explanations, and rich illustrations.

Mathematics is included in a flexible manner to meet the needs of individual instructors.

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