Good things About Space exploration
About Space / September 22, 2017

Good things About Space exploration

Space exploration has helped reveal the wonders of the universe as well as given humanity some of its greatest achievements, such as walking on the moon. However, some people argue that the negatives outweigh the positives when considering the high costs and potential loss of human life. Cost One of the biggest criticisms against space exploration is the cost. According…

Astronomy salary
Astronomy / September 19, 2017

Astronomy salary

Yesterday, this article appeared on CNN.com about five jobs that have surprising salaries. The article stated the following surprising facts: Surprising salary: $95, 740. Though maybe it shouldn t be all that surprising considering a doctorate is the standard level of education and there are only 1, 700 astronomers in the U.S. This article quickly made the rounds…

Helpful Online Tools for Young Astronomers
Schools / September 16, 2017

Helpful Online Tools for Young Astronomers

There are so many of us fascinated by the night sky. Nevertheless, it is hard to enjoy its beauty from your backyard. It will be difficult for you to identify planets, stars, and clusters, especially if you are a beginner. But we have a solution for you. With modern online tools for astronomy, sometimes you do not even need a telescope to see the magic of a night…

Reasons to continue space exploration
Space Exploration / September 14, 2017

Reasons to continue space exploration

From the thermal space blanket, used today by marathon runners at the end of races, to the portable vacuum cleaners we now have in our homes, space research has bequeathed surprising and pleasing innovations that we non-astronauts use every day. 4) It inspires younger generations You could either ask a child, ‘Would you like to become an aeronautical engineer whose…

Stargazers Astronomy
Astronomy / September 11, 2017

Stargazers Astronomy

Conditions Young children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Not suitable for children under 5 years of age. The observatory and office contain equipment that is both delicate and expensive. Adults are responsible for the behaviour of their children and all breakages must be paid for. No smoking anywhere on site as we are located in a high fire risk bush…

Best Physics Grad Schools
Schools / September 8, 2017

Best Physics Grad Schools

I just came accross an article at The Economist entitled The Disposable Academic: Why doing a PhD is a waste of time. This has prompted me finally to write this post, which I ve intended to write for a long time (like so many other posts on my too-quiet blog). There is one, and only one, reason why you should go to graduate school in Physics or Astronomy. (This is…

Astronomical Observatories
Study Space / September 5, 2017

Astronomical Observatories

NOAO, in partnership with other concerned organizations, convened a workshop at the AAS meeting to showcase successful strategies for reducing light pollution. Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO), part of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), supports the most diverse collection of astronomical observatories on Earth for nighttime optical and infrared…

U.S. Undergraduate
Study Space / September 2, 2017

U.S. Undergraduate

The first step to undergraduate study in the United States is researching your options to find a college or university that best fits your needs. Remember that no official ranking system exists for colleges and universities in the United States. The best college or university is the one that is best for you and meets your requirement —academic, financial, and personal…

Best Colleges for Physics
Colleges / August 30, 2017

Best Colleges for Physics

Carleton College offers 2 Physics Degree programs. It s a small private university in a far away town. In 2015, 27 students graduated in the study area of Physics with students earning 27 Bachelor s degrees. Saint Paul, MN Macalester College offers 2 Physics Degree programs. It s a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 10 students graduated in the study…

Deep space exploration
Space Exploration / August 27, 2017

Deep space exploration

If you re a Star Trek fan, then that opening voiceover by William Shatner probably still gives you goose bumps: To explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before. Enthralling as that notion may be, to most people, it probably seems like a sci-fi writer s wishful thinking. While astronauts have…

Best research Institute in world
Study Space / August 24, 2017

Best research Institute in world

Uni/ Alamy Stock Photo The University of Cambridge made the top 10 institutions in the Nature Index in 2015. The top 10 institutions in the Nature Index are the largest contributors to papers published in 68 leading journals in 2015. Weighted fractional count (WFC): 1357.82 Established in 1949 in Beijing, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is the world’s largest…

Astronomy Undergraduate programs
Astronomy / August 21, 2017

Astronomy Undergraduate programs

ŸUndergraduate science majors who have completed their 1st year. ŸStudents of any nationality. ŸStudents with a strong desire to continue on to graduate school are particularly encouraged to apply. Housing and stipend: In addition to a salary of $450 per week, students will be provided with housing within the historic Yale Residential Colleges as well as an additional…

Astronomy Undergraduate programs
Astronomy / August 21, 2017

Astronomy Undergraduate programs

ŸUndergraduate science majors who have completed their 1st year. ŸStudents of any nationality. ŸStudents with a strong desire to continue on to graduate school are particularly encouraged to apply. Housing and stipend: In addition to a salary of $450 per week, students will be provided with housing within the historic Yale Residential Colleges as well as an additional…

Astrobiology Schools
Schools / August 18, 2017

Astrobiology Schools

Check out the Fall 2016 Newsletter to learn about what our students and faculty have been up to these past couple of months! MORE> Early earth s air pressure was less than half of today s A new study led by UWAB alum Sanjoy Som together with UWAB professors Roger Buick and David Catling and others implies that early Earth s atmospheric pressure 2.7 billion…

Best Physics undergraduate Schools
Schools / August 15, 2017

Best Physics undergraduate Schools

Physicists study the laws of nature and the way things work. On any given day, they may be plunging into black holes, inventing medical technologies, analyzing the stock market, predicting the weather, or even creating films and video games. Yes, there are one or two mad geniuses in the field, but many physicists are normal people using their problem-solving skills…