A Textbook of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Mohit Kumar Sharma, Suresh Chandra

ISBN: 9789389520903

368 pages

INR 425


Astronomy & Astrophysics is a subject which attracts people of all ages; from a school going student to a person enjoying superannuation. The text deals with the fundamentals of Astronomy and Astrophysics. After briefing about the beginning of Astronomy, we have discussed various coordinate systems used to specify position of a place on the earth and an object in the space. Time is an important parameter and can help in having information about the relative occurrences of various events. The limitations of the observations with our eyes can be largely extended with the help of telescopes. Further, the telescopes help us for making observations of those radiations which cannot be seen by human eyes.


  • Beginning of Astronomy
  • Coordinate Systems
  • Time
  • Telescopes and Detectors
  • Fundamentals
  • Stars
  • Sun
  • Solar System
  • Nucleosynthesis
  • Galaxies and Universe
  • Cosmic Distance Ladder
  • Cosmology
  • Life in the Universe
  • Appendices
  • Index