DSST* Study Guide


The only study guide that teaches you what you need to know to pass the Astronomy exam (with no prior knowledge needed), and is constantly updated based on student feedback to guarantee you the best possible results.

About the DSST* Exam

The Astronomy DSST exam covers the material that would typically be taught in an undergraduate introductory course on astronomy. InstantCert's course for this subject teaches you not only about stars, galaxies and how astronomers study the universe, but it also takes an in-depth look at planet Earth and our solar system.

Topics Covered in this Course

History of Astronomy
Celestial Mechanics, Including Gravitation and Relativity
Celestial Systems
Earth and the sky
Earth and the Moon
Time and the calendar
Astronomical Instruments
Measurement and analysis of starlight
The electromagnetic spectrum
The Solar System
Contents, form, and motions
The Sun and Stars: Nature and Evolution
The Universe: Contents, Structure, and Evolution
Determining Astronomical Distances

Customer Test Results for this Exam

358 users submitted test results since November, 2006.
319 of those users reported a passing score (89%).

Below are ten of the most recent user-submitted test results. These are unfiltered, real results that were submitted by InstantCert students:

Date of ExamResultScore
Mar 21, 2023passed466
Feb 22, 2023failed200
Aug 25, 2022failed371
Feb 11, 2022passed411
Jan 27, 2022passed431
Dec 29, 2021passed422
Nov 20, 2021passed463
Oct 18, 2021passed435
Aug 23, 2021passed446
Jul 28, 2020passed475
Live, unfiltered results posted by InstantCert students

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