Astronomy/Engineering/
Astronomy / February 16, 2018

Astronomy/Engineering/

Contra Costa College’s Astronomy/Physics/Engineering/Geology Department offers the full spectrum of lower division (freshman/sophomore) physics courses along with one elementary astronomy course. Our general education courses, namely Descriptive Physics, Descriptive Physics Lab and Elementary Astronomy, satisfy general science requirements for both AA/AS and four-year…

Best Colleges for Physics undergraduate
Colleges / February 13, 2018

Best Colleges for Physics undergraduate

25 Best Nuclear Engineering Degrees for 2016-2017 Welcome to the year 2125. Look around you. What do you see? What don’t you see? One thing you might not see, particularly if things remain the way they are right now, is oil. That’s right—oil. And that means a whole lot of other things too, specifically inexpensive gasoline to fuel, well, pretty much anything that…

Majors at SDSU
Study Space / February 10, 2018

Majors at SDSU

A major is an area of specialized intensive study (as opposed to General Education - a broad area of study). You cannot graduate without fulfilling the requirements for a major. Students must meet the major requirements that are in effect at the time they declare the major, assuming continuous enrollment at SDSU. Based on your specific major and the type of degree…

Astronomy and the Solar System
Astronomy / February 7, 2018

Astronomy and the Solar System

Image copyright Neil James Cook / Uni Hertfordshire Astronomers have discovered the largest known solar system, consisting of a large planet that takes nearly a million years to orbit its star. The gas giant is one trillion kilometres away, making its orbit 140 times wider than Pluto s path around our Sun. Only a handful of extremely wide pairs of this kind have been…

What to do with an Astrophysics degree?
Astrophysics / February 4, 2018

What to do with an Astrophysics degree?

Students can enroll in a bachelor s degree program in astrophysics, along with master s and doctoral degree programs in astrophysics and astronomy, astrophysical sciences and technology, or physics with a concentration in astrophysics. Lab requirements are common; graduate programs focus more heavily on research than bachelor s programs. To enter a bachelor s program…

Oxford University Physics Department
Universities / February 1, 2018

Oxford University Physics Department

General information about how to apply to Oxford is available here, with information specific to Theoretical Physics here. From academic year 2015/16, Oxford Physics and Oxford Mathematics will jointly offer a new Oxford Master Course in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics. All applicants for Theoretical Physics are encouraged to apply by the January deadline as…

Best Astrophysics graduate programs
Astrophysics / January 29, 2018

Best Astrophysics graduate programs

Cambridge, MA Harvard University offers 2 Astrophysics Degree programs. It s a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 8 students graduated in the study area of Astrophysics with students earning 8 Doctoral degrees. New York, NY Columbia University in the City of New York offers 2 Astrophysics Degree programs. It s a large private university in a large…

Science hands-on on activities for middle school
Schools / January 26, 2018

Science hands-on on activities for middle school

Middle schoolers! Ever wanted to investigate the science of robots, get your hands dirty dissecting a shark or learn more about what makes you unique? Morehead s Middle School Science Club (MSSC) gives you the opportunity to explore all kinds of scientific interests with lots of hands-on adventures. Join MSSC and you’ll soon be designing experiments, meeting real…

Best Schools for Astrophysics
Study Space / January 23, 2018

Best Schools for Astrophysics

There s something amazing about outer space. As an astrophysics major, you ll study the stars, galaxies, planets, and the dust in the sky - one of the most mysterious and alluring scientific fields. Majoring in astrophysics is challenging and you ll need a strong foundation in physics and math, but once you get started the excitement will never end. High school students…

Princeton Astrophysics
Astrophysics / January 20, 2018

Princeton Astrophysics

Every summer, our department runs the Undergraduate Summer Research Program (USRP), in which 15-20 students carry out research projects under the supervision of faculty and postdoc advisors. The summer starts with a week-long intensive workshop on computer programming and astronomical statistics. Students then work one-on-one with a faculty member on an independent…

Astrophysics degree requirements
Astrophysics / January 17, 2018

Astrophysics degree requirements

FALL SPRING Math 1371 or 1271 (Calculus) Math 1372 or 1272 (Calculus) Physics 1301 Physics 1302 Elective Elective (Programming1) Elective (Psy 10012) Elective (Phil 1005 or 36012) 1CSci 3 is suggested for instrumentation emphasis, CSci 1107 is suggested all other emphases. Can be taken in Fresh. or Soph. years. Programming is not required for the degree. 2Required…

Astronomy in Hawaii
Astronomy / January 14, 2018

Astronomy in Hawaii

Nterest in the heavens goes back far into the ancient fabric of Polynesian culture. Many of the early Polynesian gods and demi-gods derived from or dwelt in the heavens, and many of the legendary exploits took place among the heavenly bodies. The demi-god Maui, especially, was known for such astronomical deeds as snaring the Sun to slow its passage across the sky…

UCLA Astrophysics
Astrophysics / January 11, 2018

UCLA Astrophysics

The Division of Astronomy & Astrophysics is part of the Department of Physics & Astronomy, one of several Physical Sciences departments in the College of Letters & Sciences at UCLA. Our faculty conduct landmark theoretical research ranging from the quark to the cosmos. These diverse areas of exploration make the UCLA Astronomy & Astrophysics…

Association of universities for research in Astronomy
Universities / January 8, 2018

Association of universities for research in Astronomy

Dr. Matt Mountain is the current President of The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA.) AURA is a not-for-profit consortium of 40 US Universities and 4 International affiliates which builds and operates telescopes and observatories for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA). Facilities…

Top research institutes in the world
Study Space / January 5, 2018

Top research institutes in the world

On a country-by-country basis, the United States leads the list, with six organizations ranked (France and Japan each have four, and Germany has three). The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is the top U.S. finisher, placing fourth. The rankings were compiled by the Intellectual Property & Science division of Thomson Reuters, which used proprietary…