Resource Materials for PMU199 Fall 2018 Seminar - Astronomy at the Frontier
Online Course Textbooks
- - from OpenStax Astronomy, Rice University
- Teach Astronomy
- - from Chris Impey
Resources through University of Toronto Libraries
Use this University of Toronto Libraries Best Research Resources for Astronomy link to
access resources such as A Dictionary of Astronomy or
Gale Encyclopedia of Science, 4th edition to
look up terms or definitions such as astronomical unit or parallax.
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.
The following websites and links may have useful information:
- International Astronomical Union: Measuring the Universe
- - The IAU and astronomical units
introduction to distance measurement in astronomy
- - Online textbook by Richard de Grijs, Peking University and Kavli Institute for
Astronomy and Astrophysics
- 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.
Works Cited: Electronic Sources (Web Publications)
- - Great resource for using MLA style from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL).
- 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