The Sombrero Galaxy
Astronomy is a natural science that is the study of celestial objects (such as moons, planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies), the physics, chemistry, mathematics, and evolution of such objects, and phenomena that originate outside the atmosphere of Earth, including supernovae explosions, gamma ray bursts, and cosmic background radiation. A related but distinct subject, cosmology, is concerned with studying the universe as a whole.
Abrar Shaukat, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics
530-749-3854 fax (shared)
(email address forthcoming)
John Flaherty, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Astronomy and Physics
ASTRO 1—Introduction to Astronomy (3 units) CSU/UC
Survey of the solar system, stars, galaxies; history and tools of astronomy, cosmology, and exploration of space. (LM)
ASTRO 1L—Introduction to Astronomy with Lab (? units) CSU
Survey of the solar system, stars, galaxies; history and tools of astronomy, cosmology, and exploration of space. Lab covers the study and interpretation of astronomical observations through the use of prepared astronomy exercises, use of telescopes or computer simulations of telescopes, naked eye observation of celestial bodies, and laboratory activities using various quantitative measuring devices. Not open for credit for students with credit in ASTRO 1. (LM)
ASTRO 11—Astronomy Laboratory (1 unit) CSU/UC
Study and interpretation of astronomical observations through the use of prepared astronomy exercises and computer simulations. some observations of celestial bodies by naked eye and/or the use of telescopes and other instruments. Prerequisite: ASTRO 1 which may be taken concurrently. (LM)
Astronomy Picture of the Day
College Success Center (small group tutoring)
Great Images in NASA
If the Moon Were Only One Pixel
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Space Telescope Science Institute
Spitzer Space Telescope
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