Resource Materials for AST199 Fall 2019 Seminar - Distance Scale of the Universe
Online Course Textbooks
- - from OpenStax Astronomy, Rice University
- Teach Astronomy
- - from Chris Impey
Resources through University of Toronto Libraries
The University of Toronto Library Portal provides
access to the full UofT catalogue.
Use the search box to find books, articles, and online journals, on topics such as distance ladder.
- A Dictionary of Astronomy
The following websites and links may have useful information:
- International Astronomical Union: Measuring the Universe
- - The IAU and astronomical units
- The ABC's of Distances
- - from Prof. Ned Wright at UCLA
- The Cosmic Distance Ladder
- - American Association of Variable Star Observers
- To Scale: The Solar System (2015)
- - from YouTube
- Astronomy Websites to Love
- - from Courtney Dressing
General Educational Material
- Critical Thinking
- - A guide from Jennifer Duncan at The Writing Centre, University of Toronto at Scarborough.
- Peer Review
- - from University of Toronto Libraries.
- - from Cornell University.
- - A resource for using MLA style from Concordia University.
- Student Academic Integrity
- - Information for students from the UofT Faculty of Arts and Sciences about how to act with
academic integrity, the Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters, and the processes by which
allegations of academic misconduct are resolved.
- Citing Sources & Avoiding Plagiarism
- - A guide from the University of Toronto Library including links to many helpful online
tutorials, style guides, and related documents to help you understand citation practice,
build correct citations, and work more effectively with sources.
- The Transition from High School to University Writing
- - from Writing at the
University of Toronto.
Distance ladder image from Christine Guy Schnittka, Edward Murphy and Randy Bell,
University of Virginia,
craft of scientific presentations : critical steps to succeed and critical errors to avoid
- - Michael Alley