Call: (306) 252-1000

Astronomy 20L - 6264

Pre-Requisite: A 10 level math, Science 10
Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous

Astronomy 20 will take students on 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?".  Students will also have the opportunity to learn how to navigate through the night sky to locate constellations, planets and other celestial objects.  Computer software will be used throughout the course for modelling astronomical phenomena.  

Topics of study include:
1. Life in the Universe
2. Astronomy as a Science
3. Telescope Construction and Operation
4. Night Sky Navigation
5. The Origin, Evolution and Fate of Stars
6. Introduction to Cosmology  

Required Resources:

Internet access - several assignments and quizzes are done online.  Please note that students will need to download several free astronomy related software programs for this course, some of which are not Mac compatible.  Instructions will be provided for students to acquire these programs whether on their school or home computer.

Suggested Career Pathways*:
Astronomer, Physicisist, Astrophysicist, Astrobiologist, Aerospace or Telescope Engineer, Planetarium Guide
*Please consult with a guidance counselor.

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