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!

Visit our Earth Science Resource Center, a place for students in our courses to meet and study, use rock samples and maps, and borrow textbooks. It is located in Building 11 Room 2310. Fall 2018 Schedule :

MONDAY – 8:30am -4:30pm TUESDAY- 9am-6pm WEDNESDAY- 8:30am - 6pm THURSDAY-9am--6pm FRIDAY-9:30am-12:30pm*

Astronomy tutoring from Monday & Wednesday from 8:30 to 11:15

Geoscience help on Monday & Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm*Schedule may change due to student worker obligations.

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 the $1900 funds to investigate a geo- or space-science-based research problem and disseminate the results in a public forum. Deadline to apply is February 22, 2019.

Redinger Grant Announcement Flyer

E-Stem summer field program: Link 

The deadline to apply to ESTEM has passed.