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Spring Semester 2007

Latest Modification: January 23, 2007

Glossary of Astronomical Terms

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Topic Subject Topic Subject
History of Science Origin of Scientific Thought Stars  Stars - Organization, Distance, and Motion
History of Science Greek Natural Philosophy    
Science Physical Concepts    
Science Laws of Science    
Science Theories in Science   Variable Stars and Stellar Clusters
Science Scientific Notation    
Science Private and Public Practice    
Science Themes of Modern Science    
Science Technology and Survival    
Science Science: A Way of Knowing    
Earth/Sky Size and Shape of the Earth    
Earth/Sky Constellations    
Earth/Sky Celestial Sphere    
Earth/Sky Diurnal Motion of the Sun Over the Year    
Earth/Sky Astronomical Coordinate Systems    
Earth/Sky Time Keeping Systems    
Cyclic Phenomena The Sun and the Seasons    
Cyclic Phenomena The Precession of the Equinoxs    
Cyclic Phenomena The Phases of the Moon    
Cyclic Phenomena Lunar and Solar Eclipses    
Cyclic Phenomena The Configurations of the Planets    
History of Science Greek Geocentric and Heliocentric Cosmologies   Interstellar Medium
History of Science Ptolemy's Geocentric Cosmology   Interstellar Medium
History of Science Renaissance Revolution in Science    
History of Science Nicholas Copernicus (1473-1543)    
History of Science The Copernican System    
History of Science Tycho Brahe (l546-1601)    
Motion Terrestrial and Celestial Motion   Stellar Pre-Main-Sequence Evolution
Motion Mass    
Motion Velocity and Acceleration    
Motion Momentum    
Motion Rotation and Angular Momentum    
Motion Universal Motion   Stellar - Main-Sequence Evolution
Cosmology Newtonian Cosmology   Post-Mass-Sequence Evolution for Low-Mass Stars
Light  Light as Electromagnetic Waves   Post-Main Sequence Evolution for High-Mass Stars
Telescopes  Telescopes and Images   Death of Stars
Matter  Structure of Matter   Relativity - Special and General
  Interaction of Radiation and Matter   Stellar - Black Holes
  Discrete Nature of Light Galaxies The Milky Way Galaxy
Solar System  Components, Architecture, and Evolution of the Solar System Galaxies Galaxies - Types and Properties
  The Terrestrial Planets Universe Universe - Expansion of Space
  The Jovian Planets Galaxies Galaxies - Peculiar and Active Galaxies
  Minor Bodies of the Solar System Universe Universe - Large-Scale Structure
Sun Solar Photospheric Structure Cosmology Cosmology, Science of the Universe
Sun Sunspots and the Sunspot Cycle Cosmology Expansion of Space-Time
Sun Solar Chromosphere Structure Cosmology Geometry of the Universe
Sun Solar Flares Cosmology Friedmann Universes
Sun Solar Coronal Structure Cosmology Alternatives to Big-Bang Cosmologies
Sun Prominences and Filaments Cosmology Tests of Cosmological Models
Sun Solar Activity Cosmology  Birth of the Universe
Sun Physical Processes in the Solar Interior Cosmology Primordial Black Holes
Sun Energy Generation in the Solar Interior Cosmology End of the Universe
Sun Mathematical Models of the Solar Interior Cosmology  

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