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Astronomy Department

Welcome to the OCC Astronomy Department webpage!

Looking for the OCC Planetarium? Please visit their website here.

Our department provides students the opportunity to gain a better perspective about the night sky, the solar system, stars, galaxies and the universe. We offer a wide range of courses as well as an Associate in Science degree in Astronomy. Many of our students go on and transfer to four-year programs in astronomy, astrophysics, or physics, and then continue on to graduate school.

Please explore our site to learn more about our department, courses, club, the Astronomy House, and more!