Changing Cosmos Is the latest
edition of the Hands-On Universe astronomy
curriculum series. It is the "Best" of
the 7 books described below, in a single
- Introduction to Image Processing—how
to use the HOU Image Processing Software
- Finding Features—including a
Browser's Guide to the Universe.
- Measuring Size—Use the
pixel plate scale to measure a lunar
crater; track Jupiter's moons from night
to night; calculate the moons' mass
from the mass of Jupiter and the moons'
- Measuring Color—colors
of stars, the HR diagram, and how stars
evolve according to their mass.
- Measuring Distance—Learn
how the cosmological distance ladder
is used to determine the distance to
far away objects, including how Cepheid
Variable stars are used to measure distances
- Measuring Brightness—Learn
about photometry -- measurement of light
from a celestial object. Calculate stellar
magnitudes using logarithms.
- Searching for Supernovae—See
how astronomers find supernovae -- exploding
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