Pierce College offers introductory courses in astronomy for students interested in the moon, planets, stars, nebulae and galaxies. Astronomy courses are valuable for students planning to transfer.

Astronomy Pathway

Begin to unravel the mysteries of the cosmos by studying astronomy at Pierce College.

Explore the following courses:

  • Survey of Astronomy
  • Intro to Astronomy
  • Survey of Astrobiology
  • The Solar System
  • Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmos

Pierce offers these introductory courses in astronomy for students interested in the moon, planets, stars, nebulae and galaxies. These fascinating courses can help you understand the science behind these incredible celestial bodies. Learn their motions, distances, magnitudes, and relationships to earth, and begin a journey toward greater understanding of all space.

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Enrollment is open throughout the year. Start in the fall, winter, spring or summer quarters. Special funding assistance may be available for unemployed workers or low-wage working parents.

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Program Contacts

Tom Bush
Professor & Department Coordinator - Earth & Space Sciences
253-840-8484
Hillary Stephens
Physics & Astronomy Professor
253-964-6540