Astronomy & Earth Science

A group of students learning to use telescopes

Earth Sciences and Astronomy Programs

The Mt. SAC Earth Sciences and Astronomy Department is among the largest in the California Community College system, offering a full range of exciting courses for transfer credit and for general interest. Our modern facilities include a state-of-the-art planetarium, well-equipped laboratories, and evening sky observing opportunities . Mt. SAC is known for its excellent geology field program, and instructors who strive to bring you an education that is relevant to today’s world. Explore Mt. SAC’s Astronomy and Earth Sciences Department and prepare for a lifelong love of science and the world around you. Come and investigate the stars, planets, rocks, and waters of our existence - the universe awaits!

Opportunities in Earth Science:

Redinger Family Earth and Space Science Research Award: 

The Earth and Space Science Research Grant (ESSRG) was established to provide Mt. San Antonio College students the opportunity to gain experience in authentic and original scientific research, and to contribute to increasing knowledge within the Earth and Space Sciences. In collaboration with an Earth Science and Astronomy faculty member (serving as a mentor) of the supporting departments, the grant awardee will use funds to investigate a geo- or space-science-based research problem and disseminate the results in a public forum. Preliminary application is due Friday February 18, 2018.  Get the PDF of the application HERE.

E-Stem summer field program: Link 

The deadline to apply to ESTEM has passed.