Astronomy

Every wonder about the moon and the stars and the world up above? Maybe you would like to know:

  • Is Pluto a planet or not?
  • Are there aliens out there?
  • What is a black hole?

At ACC you can find out the answers to these questions and more. At ACC's state-of-the-art Astronomy classroom  you can get answers, have fun, learn and earn transferable credits.

Here is just one example of the exciting topics and current activities that you will study and take part in:

Was Mercury crashing into the Sun?

Astronomers at ACC pulled out the big telescope to watch. On November 8, 2006 there was a “Transit of Mercury.” This happens when the planet crosses the face of the Sun and looks like a tiny black dot as it makes its transit. Looking at this event without special equipment could cause you to go blind. Dave Trott of the ACC Astronomy Department set up a special telescope for viewing it safely.

Comets are cool!

ACC astronomer Dave Trott captured this image of Comet Hale Bop in 1997 using very simple equipment that he actually invented. Learn how you can do this by visiting his page at http://www.davetrott.com .Comet

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AST101 or AST102 transfer to any public college or university in Colorado.

Course Descriptions

ACC Astronomy Classes are:

  • student centered
  • guaranteed to transfer
  • interactive using computer simulations
  • up-to-date with state of the art astronomical instruments
  • team learning activities
  • known for high student satisfaction

Register for an Astronomy Class today!