The major in Astronomy provides a study of the Solar System, the Galaxy, and Universe at large, and the physical processes that govern it. It is concerned with the principles which govern physical reality, and the context of humanity on one planet within the larger universe. Courses in astronomy cover scientific method, the solar system, Earth and planetary climate science, life in the universe, the lives of stars, the birth of the Milky Way Galaxy, the origin of the universe, and how the laws of physics can explain why our universe is home to life. We also conduct weekend field trip astronomy courses for CSU science elective credit.