Astronomy I & II studies the major and minor bodies of the solar system, stars and nebulae of the milky way, and extragalactic objects. Examines life and death of stars, origin of the universe, history of astronomy, and instruments and techniques of observation.


Algebra II

Additional requirement for dual enrollment option:
Students may be required to have a passing score on a portion of the Virginia Placement Test (VPT), OR one SAT score of 500 or greater OR one ACT score of 21 or greater.

Semesters Offered & Schedule Format

Fall Semester
Block Schedule: Astronomy I & II

Class/Instruction Format

Synchronous (i.e., real time instructor led)

VCCS Designation and College Credit

Course Codes


Dr. Steve Rapp

Course Web Sites Links

Astronomy Home Page
Astronomy Coursesites Web Site

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