Astronomy courses Scotland
Astronomy / September 25, 2018

Astronomy courses Scotland

Fully accredited by the Institute of Physics, our courses offer a diverse curriculum, from astronomical phenomena to quantum mechanics If you think that physics can be about much more than the Higgs Boson and the Large Hadron Collider then the University of Dundee is the place for you. Our focus is on the applications of physics in a wide range of cross disciplinary…

Exploring space for Kids
Space Exploration / September 22, 2018

Exploring space for Kids

Earth is a special spot in the solar system for so many reasons—its sprawling continents, its blue seas, its New York-style pizza. But one Earthly thing stands out above the rest: its earthlings. Ours is the only planet known to harbor life. In fact, Earth’s unique combination of air, water, and land nurtures life of every sort, from microscopic amoebas to submarine-size…

Harvard Astrophysicist
Astrophysics / September 19, 2018

Harvard Astrophysicist

Penning an editorial in the Washington Post on Friday, astronomy lecturer at Harvard and senior astrophysicist in the Harvard-Smithsonian Center Howard A. Smith challenged a common atheist narrative that Earth and its inhabitants are a mere product of numbers game—or, as Stephen Hawking so eloquently put it: “The human race is just a chemical scum on a moderate-sized…

Learning Astrophysics
Astrophysics / September 16, 2018

Learning Astrophysics

In the Science Mission Directorate (SMD), the Astrophysics division studies the universe. The science goals of the SMD Astrophysics Division are breathtaking: we seek to understand the universe and our place in it. We are starting to investigate the very moment of creation of the universe and are close to learning the full history of stars and galaxies. We are discovering…

Universities with Astronomy
Universities / September 13, 2018

Universities with Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute for Astronomy are excited to partner on two undergraduate majors for students. Hawai‘i has long been a center for the study of astronomy. Across the state, hundreds of scientists and technicians are actively pursuing astronomical research, and students from universities all over the world come to UH Mānoa to…

Types of Astronomers
Study Space / September 10, 2018

Types of Astronomers

What are the different kinds of astronomers and what do they do? There are a couple different ways to classify astronomy jobs. The simplest is observationalist or theorist. Observationalists take data with telescopes or spacecraft and then explain what it means based on current knowledge - or, sometimes, find that what they have observed can t yet be explained…

Space exploration Introduction
Space Exploration / September 7, 2018

Space exploration Introduction

Space exploration is the ongoing discovery and exploration of celestial structures in outer space by means of continuously evolving and growing space technology. While the study of space is carried out mainly by astronomers with telescopes, the physical exploration of space is conducted both by unmanned robotic probes and human spaceflight. While the observation of…

Best University courses
Universities / September 4, 2018

Best University courses

The United Kingdom is one of the world’s top higher education provider, and possibly the most popular international student destination. Although many ambitious and capable students can’t wait to start their undergraduate or graduate study experience in promising English universities, not all of them can meet enrolment requirements right away. This may be due to insufficient…

Programming Languages Useful for Astrophysics
Astrophysics / September 1, 2018

Programming Languages Useful for Astrophysics

Although astrophysics is considered to be a theoretical science, information technologies are widely used in the field as they provide scientists with numerous benefits, including, but not limited to, data acquisition and processing, data reduction and analysis, archiving, prototypes and simulations creation and so on.

Being an astronomer
Study Space / September 1, 2018

Being an astronomer

A telescopic image of part of the sky in the constellation of Orion. Photograph: Ho/AFP/Getty Images Karen Masters is a British astronomer working at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, UK. She is the project scientist for Galaxy Zoo, an online scheme which invites the public to help researchers classify how galaxies have formed across…

Colleges with Good Astronomy programs
Colleges / August 29, 2018

Colleges with Good Astronomy programs

Will the universe expand forever? Is there life on other planets? How are stars formed? If these questions fascinate you, perhaps you should consider majoring in astronomy. Some areas of study in astronomy include the sun, the solar system, the stars, the Milky Way, the galaxies, and cosmology. SDSU is the only institution in The California State University system…

Complete University Guide Physics
Universities / August 25, 2018

Complete University Guide Physics

HESA Subject Description CUG Subject Physics (F300) The study of the properties of matter and energy and the relationships between them, making extensive use of mathematical techniques and models. May include mechanics, optics, electricity, magnetism and acoustics. May also include atomic, nuclear, particle and solid state studies. Applied physics (F310) Topics in…

Private Observatory
Study Space / August 22, 2018

Private Observatory

Tucked away in a suburban Pasadena community is the former office and personal observatory of one the most prolific American astrophysicists, George Ellery Hale. With the construction of Yerkes Observatory in Wisconsin and the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories in California, Hale effectively built the world’s largest telescope three times over. Built in 1924…

Schools for Astronomy
Schools / August 19, 2018

Schools for Astronomy

Organized by the network will be held from 29 June 2009 until 10 July 2009 in Paris, France. Scientific rationale Our current understanding of accretion onto black holes and neutrons stars has greatly evolved in the past 20 years, thanks in large part to the large amount of scientific data available at all wavelengths. In the high energy range (X- and gamma-ray) these…

Colorado University Physics
Universities / August 16, 2018

Colorado University Physics

The graduate program in physics is one of the largest and strongest in the country. We offer leading research programs in essentially all areas of physics including atomic, molecular and optical physics, condensed matter and materials physics, elementary particle physics, nuclear physics, plasma physics, biophysics, history and philosophy of physics and physics education…