The Astronomy Department offers an Elementary Astronomy course given in three modes: online, telecourse, and face-to-face.
Professor Nick Strobel maintains a site, www.astronomynotes.com/ as a resource for students.
The class website is located in InsideBC.
The William M Thomas Planetarium opened in 1962 and was formally dedicated in January 1963. The facility provides shows for more than 4,500 K-12 students per year.
The upgraded planetarium was named after Rep. Bill Thomas, and was dedicated on Nov. 2, 2006.