Daily Celestial Wonder


Astronomers use the principles of physics and mathematics to answer questions about the fundamental nature of the universe and about celestial bodies such as the sun, moon, planets, and stars. They may apply their knowledge to problems in navigation and space flight.

Department Administration and Staff

Office:  Administration Bldg. 136 (A 136)

Telephone:  (805) 378-1572

Email:  mcdivision122@vcccd.edu

  • Robert Cabral, Interim Dean of Student Learning
  • Mary Anne Beck, Administrative Assistant

Department Co-Chair

  • Farisa Morales, telephone (805) 553-4727

Full-time Faculty

Rick Edwards, Farisa Morales, Erik Reese

Part-time Faculty

Part-time faculty list their contact information for students on their course syllabi.  In addition, students can leave a message for a particular instructor with the division office by calling (805) 378-1572.


Danita Redd, Samantha Zaldivar

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