Astronomer in College
Colleges / July 20, 2019

Astronomer in College

It is an exciting time to be studying astronomy. The astronomy news regularly reports on the existence and characteristics of exoplanets, the search for water on Mars, gravitational lensing of distant young galaxies, wildly energetic explosions of dying stars, attempts to detect particles of dark matter, space missions to asteroids or Pluto or the edge of the solar…

What is an Astronomy?
Astronomy / July 17, 2019

What is an Astronomy?

Bad Astronomy Jan. 27 2017 10:46 AMRemembering Those Who Died So That We May Continue to ExplorePhil Plait Bad Astronomy Jan. 25 2017 8:45 AMTrump Orders Gov t Agencies to Shut Down Social Media, EPA to Take Down Climate Change PagesPhil Plait Bad Astronomy Jan. 23 2017 8:45 AMEarth Isn’t the Only Planet Hit by Meteorites. Mars Gets Them, Too.Phil Plait Bad Astronomy…

Department of Physics and Astrophysics
Astrophysics / July 14, 2019

Department of Physics and Astrophysics

The Department of Physics and Astrophysics is located in Witmer Hall at The University of North Dakota. The department offers excellent academic opportunities for both undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D) study in physics and astrophysics. Undergraduate students have the option specializing in one of four tracks; Applied physics, Astrophysics, Computers…

Interactive space exploration
Space Exploration / July 11, 2019

Interactive space exploration

The Russian space agency s interactive history is a visually stunning and informative look at humanity s exploration of the cosmos. They say history is written by the victors—but when it comes to the history of space, everyone who participated in humanity s exploration of the cosmos is, in a way, a victor. Although space exploration began as the pinnacle of animosity…

Computer Science and Astronomy
Astronomy / July 8, 2019

Computer Science and Astronomy

The LAS major in Computer Science + Astronomy is a flexible program for students who plan to pursue technical or professional careers in arts and sciences areas requiring a sound grounding in computer science.This major allows students to combine study of computer science with training in Astronomy to offer students novel perspectives in interdisciplinary work. Students…

Top universities for Physics
Universities / July 8, 2019

Top universities for Physics

The following information relates to the WSU Physics & Astronomy Department only. Deadlines We are accepting applications for Fall 2017. Fall 2017 Priority Deadline: January 10th. We will continue to accept applications after this deadline but they will not be considered priority. Fall 2017 admissions considerations will begin in February 2017. Stipulations…

Exploring space with an Astronaut
Space Exploration / July 5, 2019

Exploring space with an Astronaut

QUOTES FROM THIS LARRY KING NOW INTERVIEW WITH EUGENE CERNAN: “It’s really not the story of my life. It’s the story of a young kid- I grew up in Chicago, could’ve been anybody. Young kid from any town USA who was born and grew up during WWII, who had a dream. My dream after watching all those news reels of those naval aviators at midway flying out and boarding ship…

Where to study Astrophysics?
Astrophysics / July 2, 2019

Where to study Astrophysics?

An Astrophysics degree has the unique potential to provide students with an understanding of the most up-to-date discoveries in the Universe. During the programme, students will be introduced to all aspects of Physics and Astronomy from Quantum Mechanics to Cosmology. In the second year, there is a week-long field trip to the Teide Observatory in Tenerife, where students…

What degree to study?
Study Space / June 29, 2019

What degree to study?

In contrast “postgraduate” degrees, such as master’s or PhD programs, require students to have already completed a bachelor’s-level program. So how can you decide whether to apply for a bachelor’s degree or an associate’s degree? Here’s a roundup of some of the key differences: 1. Time In order to gain either qualification, you’ll need to complete a specified number…

University of Minnesota Astronomy
Universities / June 26, 2019

University of Minnesota Astronomy

Students of astronomy and astrophysics take courses in a number of departments at the University. Below is a brief description of courses commonly taken within the program. Introductory Courses (4 cr. 3 lect, 2 lab hrs/week QP-1011, 1021H, 1031, 1032; SP-1011) The human place in the universe. Study of Earth as a planet, other planets, the sun, stars, galaxies. Background…

Astronomy PHD programs
Astronomy / June 23, 2019

Astronomy PHD programs

The objective of our PhD program is to prepare students for careers in astronomical research and university-level education. To accomplish this, we emphasize: Acquisition of a broad knowledge of astronomy and familiarity with both observational and theoretical techniques; Exposure to a variety of advanced and specialized topics in modern astronomy; Extensive hands-on…

Teach Yourself Astronomy
Astronomy / June 20, 2019

Teach Yourself Astronomy

Westminster has one of the strongest astronomy programs amongst small colleges. Our faculty have contributed to the discovery of over a dozen exoplanets and the Nobel prize-winning discovery of the acceleration of the expansion of the Universe. We have a professional campus observatory, planetarium theater, GPU computer cluster, and sizable collection of teaching…

UCLA Physics rankings
Study Space / June 17, 2019

UCLA Physics rankings

Select Doctoral as the degree objective and PHD Bioscience – Physics & Biology in Medicine as your academic program. On the following page, select Fall 2017 as the application term. On the Graduate Programs in Biosciences screen, select Physics and Biology in Medicine PhD as the academic program. Rank your interest in the research areas listed with…

Top Physics College undergraduate
Colleges / June 14, 2019

Top Physics College undergraduate

(Gabriel Caceres will speak on Searching for Dark Matter at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 24 in Science 304. A reception will begin at 4 p.m.) Augustana graduate Gabriel Caceres ( 08) has won the top physics prize and a $3, scholarship in a research competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. He was one of five top national science students honored last week for their…

What is an astrophysicist?
Astrophysics / June 11, 2019

What is an astrophysicist?

Megan (aged 4 1/2 years) wrote to us to ask as two questions: What is an astrophysicist? And where could she get an astrophysicist s toy? Phil Marshall wrote back, with some partial answers and an astrophysics investigation to get her started Dear Megan, I am an astrophysicist. Nobody ever told me what an astrophysicist is, but I think I have figured it out. An astrophysicist…

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