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John Whitmer - Physical Sciences

Office Location

SFCC Campus
Building 28, Room 236

Outdoor view of the Science Building with the Planetarium in full view

If you are fascinated by the marvels of space, then consider a career in the field of astronomy. 

In this area of study, you will take the classes you need to transfer to a four-year college or university as a junior to complete your bachelor’s degree in astronomy. You’ll learn astronomy, math and physics and complete general education requirements in areas such as English and the humanities. Some of your learning will take place in the SFCC state-of-the-art digital planetarium located on campus.

Studying astronomy could lead to a variety of excellent careers—from astronomer to science teacher to science journalist.