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Whether you are an amateur astronomer, an interested student fulfilling Arts and Sciences requirements, or an astronomy major, Macomb will take you on a journey to the stars, galaxies, nebulae and interstellar material that exist both inside and outside of Earth’s own solar system.

Learn about the tools used by ancient astronomers and, then, view the same sky they saw through the lens of a telescope in Macomb’s own mini-observatory on South Campus.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Astronomy

  1. Macomb’s own mini-observatory, opened in 2013, gives a unique opportunity for real-world learning
  2. Save $20,000 by starting here - over 80% of our students leave debt free
  3. What you need to succeed, including free tutoring

Astronomy Courses at Macomb

  • General Astronomy 1
  • General Astronomy 2

Career Opportunities in Astronomy

Career opportunities for those who major in astronomy can be found in education, research and the space industry. While support positions in research and teaching positions at a community college will be available to you with a master’s degree in astronomy, a Ph.D. in astronomy and a strong background in physics, math, and computer science is required if you want to become an astronomer or teach at a university.

Transfer Pathways

Credits earned at Macomb transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan and may be applied to a bachelor’s degree.

If you intend to transfer and pursue advanced degrees in astronomy or any other field, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Astronomy courses?

For more information, contact the Associate Dean at Center Campus: 586.286.2147 or, or at South Campus: 586.445.7354 or

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