The text book for this class is, believe it or not, totally free and available online! Here is a link to Open Stax: Astronomy
This is a collaborative text expanding on one of the best ``old school'' astronomy textbooks (one that I used to use) - it has been fully updated by the original authors along with a team of astronomers from across the globe (including me). It has been made possible through the Open Stax initiative.
You may access the entire text online, download it as a PDF for printing, or if you'd rather have someone else go to that trouble, you can buy a printed copy directly from the publisher. Check out the link above. The ISU Bookstore has a few printed copies, but at a significantly higher price (>$60!)
Readings will be assigned in this text and in other web-based sources - see the course outline and announcements on the website.
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