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Mission College Astronomy and Physics classes - in-person.

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Astronomy and Physics

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Mission Astronomy

Ever wonder what's up there in the sky? Mission College astronomy classes take place on Earth, but look up towards the sky. Find out the origin of the solar system, about the galaxies and the evolution of our own sun and the stars that make up the night sky.

  • Classes require little math.
  • One of the most sought after general education class.
  • Honors Project students take advanced courses in astronomy.

Note: Mission College does not offer an AS/AA degree or Certificate of Achievement in Astronomy.

Astronomy Courses

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Take a descriptive course of astronomy entirely in the classroom with AST 001.

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Astronomy with a Lab

Observe the night sky and the entire panorama of the universe with AST 003 with a lab component.

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Life in the Universe

Ask the question if aliens exist with this hands-on transferrable course: AST 004.

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Honors Astronomy

Be a part of the Honors Project with Honors AST 003H.

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Be a Part of MESA

Interested in science? Want to join others interested in math, engineering or science? Be a part of MESA.

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