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Courses in Astronomy
June 4, 2020

Courses in Astronomy

Astronomers use tools like telescopes, cameras and spectrographs to study interactions between materials and energy within the universe. These scientists learn about galaxies, solar systems, planets and stars through careful observation and measurement recording. Astronomers also refer to natural sciences and mathematics to form and test theories. An integral…

Majors in Astronomy
May 20, 2020

Majors in Astronomy

The Astronomy major is designed for students with an interest in learning about many aspects of modern astronomy, but who might not have planned to undertake the more physics-intensive Astrophysics major. The Astronomy major is particularly suitable for students who seek a coherent course of study in astronomy, but who do not intend to pursue it in graduate school…

San Antonio Astronomical
May 8, 2020

San Antonio Astronomical

While most Star Parties at the Scobee Education Center occur late at night this is a special star party during the day as we watch a partial solar eclipse visible from San Antonio, Texas. Partnering with members of the San Antonio Astronomical Association (S) and the Astronomy department at San Antonio College, the Scobee Education Center will open it Powell…

Pyramids and Astronomy
April 23, 2020

Pyramids and Astronomy

ALIGNMENT OF THE PYRAMIDS TO TRUE NORTH The Great Pyramid s north-south axis is aligned to within three-sixtieths of a degree of true north-south. It would be worthwhile to note that this alignment is more accurate than that of the Meridian Building at the Greenwich Observatory in London, which deviates from true north by nine-sixtieths of a degree. Even though…

Astronomy pay
April 14, 2020

Astronomy pay

Top 10 Unexpectedly High-Paying Jobs Paolo Cipriani/E+/Getty Images When most people think of high-paying jobs, there are several classic well-to-do professions that jump to mind. For example, everyone knows that more often than not, lawyers, doctors and CEOs are likely to see a pretty hefty paycheck each year. But, many other careers come along with unexpectedly…

Astronomy training
April 2, 2020

Astronomy training

The goal of the Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP) is to develop and present workshops using Galileo’s telescopic investigations to teach the process of science, problem-solving, and collaboration in an inquiry-based education framework, resulting in an ongoing and evolving teacher professional development opportunity for modeling science process in the…

Astronomy Science Fair projects
March 27, 2020

Astronomy Science Fair projects

Do a science fair project! Ask a parent, teacher, or other adult to help you research the topic and find out how to do a science fair project about it. Test, answer, or show? Your science fair project may do one of three things: Test an idea (or hypothesis.) Answer a question. Show how nature works. Space topics: How do the constellations change in the night…

Astronomy Course Outline
March 12, 2020

Astronomy Course Outline

Come with us on a voyage to red giants, planetary nebulae, white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes, galaxies, and other exotic places far beyond our greatest imagination! Begin to explore our home, the Cosmos, and learn more about these and other phenomena by taking an astronomy course at SRJC. Astronomy is the scientific study of the Universe and the bodies…

Astronomy projects
March 9, 2020

Astronomy projects

The Cerro Armazones , 3, 060 meters in height, situated in the Atacama desert some 130 km south of Antofagasta, Chile, was the site chosen to install the telescope largest in the world -known as European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), which also aspired Spain, as reported by the Council of European Southern Observatory (IT). This is an important milestone…

Science Fair projects on Astronomy
March 6, 2020

Science Fair projects on Astronomy

For tips on performing your experiment and presenting your project, see our free science fair guide. - Browse our Science Fair Supplies category for more project ideas and easy-to-use kits Use historical data and current conditions to find out how the number of sunspots affects Earth s weather. Can this information be used to accurately predict weather patterns…

How to learn Astronomy?
March 3, 2020

How to learn Astronomy?

Interested in learning more about stargazing and the night sky? Here’s the place to start. On this page, you find basic guides and articles to help you learn the night sky and the major stars and constellations. You discover the amazing range of objects you can see in the night sky, from the Moon and planets to distant galaxies. You also get clear advice on how…

Intro to Astronomy
February 17, 2020

Intro to Astronomy

Introduction to Astronomy is a one-semester college-level course in basic astronomy. The course may be used as a laboratory science elective with basic algebraic applications. The course explores a broad range astronomical concepts and principles in ten major areas: understanding the sky, apparent motions of the planets and the sun, telescopes and accompanying…

Villanova Astronomy
February 5, 2020

Villanova Astronomy

Welcome to the Department of Astrophysics & Planetary Science! Modern astronomy is an exciting and fast-paced field, with new discoveries being reported nearly every day. The scope of astronomy ranges from the interactions between individual atoms in interstellar space, to the formation of planetary systems, to the formation and evolution of the Universe…

Astronomy related careers
January 18, 2020

Astronomy related careers

Age 25+ (For 1 to 3 years) Newly qualified PhDs compete for short term research fellowships that last between one and three years. These appointments can be in the UK or abroad and there is significant competition. As many as half the applicants secure a fellowship. Long term employment About half of the research fellows mentioned above go on to secure long term…

What is Astronomy class?
January 12, 2020

What is Astronomy class?

What makes Earth different from all the other planets? What has NASA s Curiosity on Mars found about Mars s past running water and suitability for life? How has knowledge about Pluto [ more ] How do stars work? This course answers that question from start to finish! In this course we undertake a survey of some of the main ideas in modern astrophysics, with […

Astronomy Experiments for Kids
December 19, 2019

Astronomy Experiments for Kids

Explore the universe with astronomy for kids and enjoy our free games, fun facts, cool quizzes, amazing videos, science fair projects and more! Learn about planets, stars, moons, galaxies, asteroids, comets, telescopes and all kinds of astronomical objects. As well as activities for children, there are also lesson plans and worksheets for teachers, science ideas…

Science and Astronomy
December 13, 2019

Science and Astronomy

Vera Rubin, pioneering American astronomer, died on December 25, 2016, at the age of 88. Rubin’s life in astronomy bridged three crucial transitions: the discovery of dark matter, the replacement of photographic plates by more sensitive electronic detectors, and the entrance of significant numbers of female astronomers into the profession. Rubin played a crucial…

Types of Astronomical
November 25, 2019

Types of Astronomical

Different celestial objects produce different types of spectra. The spectrum of an object is one means of identifying what type of object it is. How different spectra arise is shown in the schematic diagram below. Credit: Adapted from a diagram by James B. Kaler, in Stars and their Spectra,Cambridge University Press, 1989. Figure 1: How continuous, emission…

Astronomy The Solar System
November 22, 2019

Astronomy The Solar System

The Solar System is made up of all the planets that orbit our Sun. In addition to planets, the Solar System also consists of moons, comets, asteroids, minor planets, and dust and gas. Everything in the Solar System orbits or revolves around the Sun. The Sun contains around 98% of all the material in the Solar System. The larger an object is, the more gravity…

Ancient Egyptian Astronomical
October 29, 2019

Ancient Egyptian Astronomical

Astronomical Firsts: (A Chronology of Discovery). The elements of the following compendium have all been separately discussed in journals and literature, but rarely are they placed together in the sense of a mutual context. They are listed in chronological order where possible. The invention of the 365-day calendar, based on astronomical observation - Mankind…

Astronomy Degree salary
October 17, 2019

Astronomy Degree salary

Education and Training: Doctoral degree Salary: Median—$97, 320 per year Employment Outlook: Fair Definition and Nature of the Work Astronomers are sometimes called astrophysicists. They use the laws of physics and mathematics to learn about the nature of matter and energy throughout the universe, which includes the sun, moon, planets, stars, and galaxies. In…

What do you learn in Astronomy?
September 26, 2019

What do you learn in Astronomy?

Astronomy is not a subject many parents are eager to teach to their kids on their own, so when I offered to teach Astronomy classes in our local homeschool co-op, many parents were excited. Over the years, I’ve taught a class for high schoolers, another one for 3rd and 4th graders, and this coming year I’ll be teaching 7th-9th graders. It has been very rewarding…

Department of Astronomy
September 17, 2019

Department of Astronomy

The Ohio State Department of Astronomy offers a superb Ph.D. program for students interested in optical/infrared observational astrophysics and theoretical astrophysics. We place a strong emphasis on research – students begin work on research projects as soon as they arrive, and we encourage them to work with several different research advisors during the course…

Astronomy related Jobs
August 25, 2019

Astronomy related Jobs

All 13 displayed Study celestial phenomena, using a variety of ground-based and space-borne telescopes and scientific instruments. Analyze research data to determine its significance, using computers. Develop theories based on personal observations or on observations and theories of other astronomers. Collaborate with other astronomers to carry out research projects…

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