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Astronomy is an area of study at WVC that is part of the Natural Sciences distribution requirements.

All students from WVC and the colleges and universities they transfer to are required to take general university requirements (GURs) that involve the main disciplines of a liberal arts education. This education includes the natural and physical sciences taught at WVC.

Explore the universe through scientific analysis of astronomical images, observations and measurements. Learn the history of astronomy, the nature of light, how to locate and identify objects in the night sky, how the solar system originated, stars, galaxies, and the expansion of the universe. Indoor and outdoor laboratory exercises. Prerequisites: MATH 093 or higher math.