Astronomy at RRCC

Welcome to the Astronomy program of Red Rocks Community College. Astronomy is the study of the universe in which we live, including our solar system, stars, galaxies and the universe as a whole. We offer courses that allow you to explore the joy of viewing the night sky or the science of many different parts of our universe.

Radio telescope at VLA

Upcoming Astronomy Events and Trips:

Star Party at Chatfield Audubon Center, March 16, 2018 8:00-10:00pm, for a map go to

Star Party at Lakewood Campus, April 25, 20187, 9:00-11:00pm

Celestial Navigation Workshop April 25, 7:00-8:30pm (meet in the astronomy lab before the star party)

Astronomy Courses

Courses are available in both lab and non-lab formats for both AA and AS students. There is no degree offered in Astronomy at RRCC.   All 3 and 4 credit astronomy courses at RRCC are designed for transfer to a four-year school and are designated guaranteed transfer.

We invite you to explore all of the options these programs have to offer by clicking on the links on the left.

Contact Information

Astronomy is a program within the Science department, which is located at the Lakewood campus, 2nd floor, Room 2550.

Astronomy faculty, Lynnette Hoerner

Lynnette Hoerner
Astronomy Faculty
13300 West Sixth Avenue
Lakewood, Colorado 80228

Astronomy is doing Service Learning with Jefferson County Public Schools

Student developed teaching modules for Middle School students coming soon.