Astronomy

This subject resource guide is available courtesy of Kali Morse ? 2009. She can be contacted at kalimorse@yahoo.com.

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INTRODUCTION

Collin?s Dictionary of Astronomy notes that astronomy is the study of objects in the heavens and of the Earth as an object in space, including their history and development and that of the universe as a whole.? Astronomy is perhaps the most ancient of the sciences, since all known cultures have or have had ideas about the Cosmos.? Modern astronomy is related closely to other sciences, especially physics, and has many subdivisions, most notably cosmology (the study of the universe as a whole, its structure and long-term development) and astrophysics (the examination of astronomical phenomena in terms of the laws and principles of physics).
This Subject Resource Guide is intended to provide reference, research, and other sorts of information about astronomy to a well educated audience; therefore, while all the sources are reputable, they are not all necessarily intended for experts.? The resources are listed in alphabetical order by format and then by author or title, which ever was most appropriate.

Classification

LC SUBJECT HEADING

Astronomy

LC CLASSIFICATION

QB1-991 Astronomy

DEWEY CLASSIFICATION

520 Astronomy
523 Specific celestial bodies and phenomena

IntroductionAtlases and BiographiesDatabasesJournalsObservatories and OrganizationsReference WorksWeb Resources

This subject resource guide is available courtesy of Kali Morse ? 2009. She can be contacted at kalimorse@yahoo.com.