Astronomy 2022 Summer Courses

Welcome to the Department of Astronomy! We are excited to continue our Astronomy course offerings for Summer 2022. Our course offerings are recommended for high school students, transfer students, international students, prospective majors and current students. By participating in Astronomy summer courses you will benefit from interacting with UC Berkeley faculty and instructors, enroll in engaging Astrophysics courses and meet other highly motivated students from around the world.

Our Introduction to Astronomy course is a great beginner’s course on your favorite Astronomy and Physics interests. This is a description of modern astronomy with emphasis on the structure and evolution of stars, galaxies, and the Universe. Additional topics optionally discussed include quasars, pulsars, black holes, and extraterrestrial communication, etc.

Our Introduction to Python course will provide a solid foundation in programming that is essential for Astrophysics, Physics and even Data Science undergraduate and graduate school. Programming also gives you that extra step of preparation for future careers in research and technology. 

Our Cultural Astronomy course is a chance for students to learn more about how our human culture views astronomy. This is a great course for both STEM and non-STEM students. Opening the world of Astronomy to arts and humanities, social and biological sciences majors as well as students pursuing a STEM degree!

Our Nature of Stars course will explore the nature of stars, including topics such as the diversity of stars, stellar properties (size, mass, temperature, composition), stellar atmosphere, stellar interior, formation, evolution, and death (supernovae, white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes). No prior coursework in astronomy or physics is required!

Finally, all our summer courses fulfill the L&S Physical Sciences Breadth! 

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Course Details:

Session A (May 23-July 1)

Session D (July 5-August 12)