Astronomy was the first science, and it remains today one of the most exciting and active fields of scientific research. Opportunities exist to pursue studies both at the non-technical and advanced levels.

Introductory courses are internal to Amherst College: advanced courses are offered under the aegis of the Five-College Astronomy Department, a collaboration between Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. For more information, click here: