Astronomy Department

Why Study Astronomy

Astronomy is a natural science that deals with the study of celestial objects and phenomena that originate outside the atmosphere of Earth.

Specifically, you will learn about the evolution, physics, chemistry, meteorology and motion of celestial objects, as well as the formation and development of the universe. Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences!

Check Course Prerequisites

Always check course prerequisites when planning your schedule of classes. Plan well in advance to submit your prerequisite clearance request if you think you've already met the prerequisite requirement through another college.


Contact Us

Sherwood Harrington,
Astronomy Department Coordinator
Phone: 408.864.8725




Department Chair
Email: Sherwood Harrington
Phone: 408.864.8725

Last Updated: 10/26/15