ASTR 100 Introduction to Astronomy
You must purchase the textbook Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory
Astronomy by Prather, et al., second edition. This textbook is
available in the university bookstore. You must also purchase an
online textbook: Discovering the Universe, by Comins and
Kaufmann. It will cost approximately $75. The details of how to
purchase it will be provided in the first lecture. You are required
to use the online textbook, because it has been edited an annotated by
The class website is on the Enterprise Learning Management System that
is used by the university. The URL is https://elms.umd.edu/. Once there,
you will need to login with your university Directory ID and password.
If you do not know your Directory ID, or you forget your password,
there are instructions on the website about what to do. The syllabus
and assignments will be posted there, as well as being distributed in
Note: email addresses are @umd.edu.
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The background image was taken by the Cassini spacecraft; image
credit is to NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute.
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