Scottsdale Arizona

Scottsdale Commmunity College Fall Saturday Solar System Astronomy by quotes

This fall, Scottsdale Commmunity College (SCC) offers a Saturday-only Introductory Solar System Astronomy class beginning Saturday, August 17.

AST111 (3-credit lecture class) and AST113 (companion 1 credit laboratory) satisfy the “Quantitative Science” requirement for the three Arizona public universities and the Maricopa Community Colleges.

Both classes meet once/week at SCC’s Main Campus, 9000 E. Chaparral Rd. in Scottsdale. Saturday classes are often convenient for working persons, K-12 teachers, high school students & business travelers starting or continuing their college education.

AST 111 lecture meets 9:00 to 11:40 a.m. Saturdays starting August 17th.

AST 113 lab meets Noon to 2:40 p.m. Saturdays, also starting August 17th.

Students learn practical astronomy, history of astronomy and the Scientific Revolution, Solar System science and its origin and fate. Lab exercises provide complementary “hands-on” practical learning about the Solar System.

Students also use SCC’s indoor Planetarium and various telescopes for outdoor observing. Digital cameras can photograph astronomical objects viewed. An evening telescope observing session will be scheduled to accommodate student schedules.

Students may enroll for college Credit (letter grade or Pass/Fail) or for No Credit (Auditing the classes).

Students taking AST111 and/or AST113 for college credit must have completed Introductory Algebra (MAT 091), or the equivalent, or one year of high school algebra.

Call SCC’s Admissions and Records office at (480) 423-6100 or visit for registration information.You may contact me directly ( for content or other course-related questions.

Thanks and regards,


George Muncaster

Adjunct Faculty, Astronomy & Physics


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