Call: (306) 252-1000

Astronomy 20L - 6264

Pre-requisite: A 10 level math, Science 10

Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous

Course Description

In Astronomy 20 we will take a journey through the universe to explore everything from the potential for extraterrestrial life to the evolution of stars and galaxies. This course explores deep questions about the universe from a scientific perspective such as, "What is the origin of life?", "How do stars form and die?", and "What is the fate of the universe?".

Learners will have the opportunity to navigate across the night sky to locate constellations, planets and other celestial objects. The DLC will send you a telescope kit, which you will assemble, and use to locate celestial objects in the night sky. Computer software will be used throughout the course for modelling astronomical phenomena.

Units of Study

  • Life in the Universe
  • Astronomy as a Science
  • Telescope Construction and Operation
  • Night Sky Navigation
  • The Origin, Evolution and Fate of Stars
  • Introduction to Cosmology

Supplied Resources

  • Galileoscope (to be returned upon completion)

Suggested Career Pathways:

  • Astronomer
  • Physicist
  • Astrophysicist
  • Astrobiologist
  • Aerospace or Telescope Engineer
  • Planetarium Guide
  • Educator
  • Atmospheric Scientist

Supplied Resources:
Galileoscope (to be returned upon completion)


Instructor: Paul Lehmkuhl

Paul Lehmkuhl

Phone: (306) 252-1000

Fax: (306) 252-2150

Sun West Distance Learning Centre

P.O. Box 370
408 - 5th Avenue
Kenaston, SK S0G 2N0


Phone: (306) 252-1000
Fax: (306) 252-2150