Survey of the Universe
This course is an introduction to astronomy that provides an overview of modern astronomy, including the scientific method; telescopes; stars and star clusters; stellar evolution; galaxies and the large-scale structure of the universe; and the Big Bang. This course may also include periodic visits to a university observatory.

Mastering Astronomy
The following steps should be taken by all students to register at the Mastering Astronomy website. Our course name in the mastering astronomy system is:


1. Direct your browser to

2. Click the "New Students" register button.

3. Select " ".

4. Select our text "Astronomy Today 6e - Chaisson/McMillan".

5. Choose to purchase the online text.

6. Accept the license agreement.

7. Create a "Pearson Education Account".

8. Enter your account information.

9. Enter your payment information.