Stellar Astronomy

Course Description

This course analyzes the physical principles, logic, and development of stellar astronomy from ancient times to the present, with an emphasis on recent developments. The relationship of Earth to its deep-space environment and contrast the Sun to other types of stars will be examined. The organization in space and time of the hierarchy of the cosmos from stellar systems through the universe on its largest observable scale, and investigate the observational strategies and equipment that are used to investigate it will be synthesized.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
13047 ASTR 10 61Z ······· TBA-TBA Eric Peterson ONLINE

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2021-06-28 to 2021-08-08.

Footnote Information

ASTR-010.-61Z: This is an online class that does not have scheduled meetings. Students can log in anytime to do the required weekly course work. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. 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. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. 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

5 Units
Five hours lecture (60 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 requirement this course meets.
EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or (EWRT 1AS and EWRT 1AT) or ESL 5.
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