Astronomy Courses

Astronomy 102- Stars and Galaxies

This class is an overview of general astronomy that may be taken with a corresponding lab.

In Astronomy 102 we cover everything from the basics of light and matter to the Big Bang to the formation of galaxies to stellar evolution. If you've ever had a general interest in astronomy and want to be able to answer questions like "What is a supernova?" or "What is a black hole?" then this is the class for you. This course may be used for transfer. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

The lab course (Astronomy 105L) may be taken at the same time or any time following successful completion of Astronomy 102. It is not a required class, but may prove helpful in understanding the lectures. This class has NO PREREQUISITES.

 

Astronomy 103- The Solar System

This class is an overview of general astronomy that may be taken with a corresponding lab.

In Astronomy 103 we cover everything from the basics of light and matter to the history of astronomy to the planets in our solar system. If you've ever had a general interest in astronomy and want to be able to answer questions like "Why does a comet have a tail?" or "How did the solar system form?" or "Is there really water on Mars?" then this is the class for you. This course may be used for transfer. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

The lab course (Astronomy 105L) may be taken at the same time or any time following successful completion of Astronomy 103. It is not a required class, but may prove helpful in understanding the lectures. This class has NO PREREQUISITES.

 

Astronomy 104- Life In the Universe

This class is an overview of Astrobiology that may be taken with a corresponding lab!

In Astronomy 104 we cover everything from the beginning of time and the creation of galaxies, stars, and planet, to the origins of life on Earth and our search for life elsewhere. If you've ever had a general interest in the origins of life and want to be able to explore questions such as "What is life?" or "Are we alone in the Universe?" or "Could we really communicate with aliens?" then this is the class for you. This course may be used for transfer. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

The lab course (Astronomy 105L) may be taken at the same time or any time following successful completion of Astronomy 104. It is not a required class, but may prove helpful in understanding the lectures. This class has NO PREREQUISITES.

 

Astronomy 105L- Observational Astronomy

This is a laboratory course in practical astronomical observations and studies designed for the student with an interest in the use of telescopes and instruments. An opportunity will be provided for additional study as a supplement to the lecture course. Occasional evening observing sessions are required. This course may be used for transfer. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Requisite: ASTR 101, ASTR 102, ASTR 103, ASTR 104 or ASTR 106 or equivalent with a grade of Pass or "C" or higher, or concurrent enrollment.

 

Astronomy 106- The History of Astronomy

This class is an overview of the history of astronomy that may be taken with a corresponding lab!

In Astronomy 106 we explore humanity’s changing view of the cosmos and its place in that cosmos from the earliest times to the present. Topics include comparative cosmologies of ancient culture, the Copernican revolution, the Enlightenment, and the modern view of the universe developed over the last two centuries. Course work includes readings about figures and projects using models of historic instruments. This course may be used for transfer. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

The lab course (Astronomy 105L) may be taken at the same time or any time following successful completion of Astronomy 106. It is not a required class, but may prove helpful in understanding the lectures. This class has NO PREREQUISITES.

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