Intro to Astronomy

Spring 2016 Online


I am looking forward to traveling together with you on our journey into Astronomy this semester. I have my BS degree in Astrophysics from the University of Rochester and my MS in Astronomy from the University of California in Santa Cruz (graduate work with Lick Observatory outside of San Jose).

I have been a high school educator for 26 years (now retired) and am currently an adjunct professor in Astronomy (been teaching at the college level since 2000). Guiding you through an exploration of Astronomy and understanding the process of obtaining observations and interpreting observations will be interesting, informative, and faith-building. “The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows His handiwork.” Psalm 19:1

I am sure this course will challenge you, cause you to think and speak more articulately about astronomy topics, and in general, enhance your experience when reviewing new astronomical discoveries.

Please begin by working through the Jessup Online Student Orientation. Then please download the course syllabus and read it carefully. Since we have only seven weeks of instruction it will be helpful to know in advance our course objectives and the assignments to be completed by the end of each week. Finally, please tell us something about yourself in the Introductions Forum.

Throughout our course I will be available to help you succeed on your journey. Let me know if you have any questions or if there is any way I can help you.


Prof. Glenn Reagan