Astronomy is the study of the vast universe around us. We start on the earth and sweep
outward past the moon to the planets of the solar system and our sun, one of the billions
of stars in our galaxy.
On our journey through the universe, we explore an exciting realm populated by
black holes, quasars, red giants, white dwarfs, and more.
Astronomy is taught in a modern planetarium which accurately simulates the nighttime
sky, showing the positions and motions of the stars and planets. The real sky can
be viewed through the sixteen-inch reflector telescope in the N. A. Richardson Astronomical
Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and major in either physics
or astronomy should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower