The Cuesta College Syllabus Summary is available here. (to be posted soon)


The detailed San Diego Online Syllabus Supplement can be viewed here.

All referenced materials are available to registered students via the seminar FORUMS. This complete syllabus includes the course background, the FAQs for the online offering, calendar, and week by week class outlines.

San Diego Online Astronomy Research Seminar 


You can learn more about the seminar at these other webpages:

Seminar Overview

InStAR website

The Fall 2016 Seminar will begin September 7, 2016 and end on January 15, 2017. There will be online meetings and four face to face meetings. The four major milestones during the semester are:

  • Write and present a research proposal  - October 22 at the Pacific Beach Public Library
  • Midterm exam
  • Write a professional research paper for publication based on your observations - final draft due Decemger 16
  • Present and defend your research to astronomers  - January 15, 2017

Boyce-Astro will be conducting a hybrid (online and in person) version of the Cuesta College ASTR 299 Astronomy Research Seminar for the fall of 2016. This offering enables students participate in the seminar if they are unable to attend at one of the other 5 schools offering the seminar. This is the same seminar that has been conducted for two years in San Diego by BRIEF in conjunction with InStAR and Cuesta College. The papers presented on this site are from those seminars.

Here is an overview for the online seminar for the fall of 2016

  • Location: Online with meetings at public facilities - location to be determined by September
  • Instructor(s):  Grady Boyce and Pat Boyce, Assistant
  • Course Title / Structure:  Astronomy Research Seminar (ASTR 299)
  • Hybrid:  Online; up to 4 - in person sessions
  • Day(s) and Time(s):  One evening per week ~ 1.5 hours online or in class
  • Nights and times to be determined by students & instructor
  • First Fall  Class: Week of September 5, 2016
  • Student Credit:One hour California Community College Credit from Cuesta College
  • Open to Outside Students: Yes; High School and higher
  • Fees: $1 for California high school students: ~$50 for other California residents; ~$200 for out-of-state residents