Astronomy, the oldest of all scientific studies, has played a vital role in the development of modern science. Astronomers study the formation, composition, and evolution of objects such as planets, stars, galaxies, nebulae, black holes, and the universe itself. Students may take courses to prepare for a major in astronomy or to fulfill general education requirements.
Career options include teaching, museum or planetarium director, astronomer/astrophysicist, space scientist, mission data analyst, space craft and instrument designer, observatory technician, telescope operator, optics or electronics technician, computer programmer, and mathematician.
- Department Chair: John Turbeville
Office: Oceanside, Room 4609
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- Dean: Mike Fino
Office: Oceanside, Room 3610
- Department: Physical Science
- Interim Academic Division Administrative Assistant: Molly Kendall
Office: Building 3600
- Rica Sirbaugh French
Office: Oceanside, Room 4512
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- Larry Hernandez
Office: Oceanside, Building 4500
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