Astronomy (from the Greek words astro = star and nomos = law) is the scientific study of celestial objects (such as stars, planets, comets, and galaxies) and phenomena that originate outside the Earth's atmosphere (such as supernovae). It is concerned with the evolution, physics, chemistry, meteorology, and motion of celestial objects as well as the origins and ultimate fate of the universe. The Astronomy program at Saddleback College offers lower-division lecture and laboratory courses for students seeking to transfer into Astronomy and Astrophysics programs, an Associate in Science degree, or for any non-science major seeking to take an engaging and manageable alternative to fulfill their general education science lab requirement.

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