Math and Science

The Volunteer State Community College astronomy offerings are designed to meet the general education science requirements for associate's and bachelor's degrees. Courses are offered in a variety of formats including traditional, hybrid and video. There is a strong emphasis on observation, with students in the traditional sections working regularly with five-inch refracting telescopes. There are also opportunities for independent study courses for motivated students. Previous independent study students have done projects such as measuring the diameter of the earth and recording data during lunar eclipses to study earth's atmosphere.