Astronomy Laboratory

Course Description

Introductory astronomy lab in which students use astronomical techniques, data, and software to evaluate hypotheses about the physical universe. Areas of investigation include our solar system and the extrasolar planets, as well as stars, galaxies, and the evolution of the universe.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
32656 ASTR 15L 30Z ······· TBA-TBA Marek Cichanski ONLINE
M·W···· 02:30 PM-03:20 PM

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2022-01-03 to 2022-03-25.

Footnote Information

ASTR-015L-30Z:This is an online Laboratory class with SOME scheduled meetings as noted in the class listing. The rest of the class can be completed independently each week on the student's own time. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

1 Units
Three hours laboratory (36 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


See general education pages for the requirements this course meets.
ASTR 4 or ASTR 10 (either course may be taken concurrently).
EWRT 211 and READ 211, or ESL 272 and 273; MATH 210 or equivalent.
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