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TEXTBOOKS: "Astronomy: From the Earth to the Universe" (Sixth Edition), 
by Jay M. Pasachoff
Online Journey Through Astronomy: The Solar System by Michael Guidry, Margaret Riedinger and Frank Edward Barnes (Student Companion by Kevin Lee)

Subject Matter:  Introduction to Astronomy and Study of the Solar System
Chapter  1 Prologue: The Universe   Chapter 12 Mars
Chapter  2 Early History of Astronomy  Chapter 13 Jupiter
Chapter  3 Origin of Modern Astronomy Chapter 14 Saturn
Chapter  4 Light & Telescopes Chapter 15 Uranus
Chapter  5 Observatories & Space Missions  Chapter 16 Neptune
Chapter  6 The Sky & the Calendar Chapter 17 Pluto & the Kuiper Belt
Chapter  7 Structure & Origin of the Solar System  Chapter 18 Extrasolar Planets
Chapter  8 Our Earth Chapter 19 Halley's & Other Comets
Chapter  9 Our Moon Chapter 20 Meterorites & Asteroids
Chapter 10 Mercury Chapter 21 Life in the Universe
Chapter 11 Venus       

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Astronomy Students

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