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Intro astronomy classes are generally intended for non-science majors, so the text for one of those would be understandable and informative for you. I have some edition of this one: http://www.amazon.com/Cosmic-Perspective-Third-Jeffrey-Bennett/dp/0805387382/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1305484943&sr=1-8It's probably a good buy for $15 new. Or you could take mine on extended loan.Only problem is textbooks tend to be less interesting / more tedious, but pop-science books that try to be interesting usually turn into collections of gee-golly facts that miss the beauty of the thing, IMO. A good plan might be an interesting pop-sci book and a cheap textbook to look up things you're more interested in.
And you should probably add APOD to your list of interweb things to check each day - http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
I haven't read this, but I've heard it's very good, and Krauss is a well respected physicist who I trust can be interesting without butchering the science. It's on my list - http://www.amazon.com/Atom-Single-Oxygen-Journey-Earth/dp/0316183091/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1305485599&sr=1-1
I love the APOD site!
Awesome. The textbook will go on my reading list. I'm reading a book called "raising Freethinkers" now. It's really good.