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Astronomy Undergraduate programs
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…

Field Astronomy
June 16, 2017

Field Astronomy

The Chandra Deep Field South reveals thousands of black holes through their X-ray emission. The colors represent different energies of X-rays. X-ray: NASA/CXC/Penn State/B.Luo et al. The image above doesn’t look like much at a glance, does it? Look again. What you’re seeing are thousands of black holes. Thousands. That image is a part of the Chandra Deep Field…

Egyptian Astronomy
June 7, 2017

Egyptian Astronomy

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: Title: Ancient Egyptian astronomy: timekeeping and cosmography in the new kingdom Authors: Supervisors: Dampier, Michael Award date: 1 Presented at: University of Leicester Abstract: The first part of this study analyses and discusses astronomical timekeeping methods used in the New Kingdom. Diagonal star…

Astronomy and Space
May 28, 2017

Astronomy and Space

Sky & Telecope Magazine. Sky&Telescope/F+W Media Sky & Telescope Magazine has been around since 1941. It began as The Amateur Astronomer in 1928, which then became The Sky. In 1941. it merged with another publication called The Telescope, and became Sky & Telescope . It grew quickly through the years of World War II, teaching people…

Astronomy Experiments
April 28, 2017

Astronomy Experiments

Abstract: Terrestrial searches for the conversion of dark matter axions or axion-like particles into photons inside magnetic fields are sensitive to the phase space structure of the local Milky Way halo. We simulate signals in a hypothetical future experiment based on the Axion Dark Matter eXperiment (ADMX) that could be performed once the axion has been detected…

Getting into Astronomy
December 23, 2016

Getting into Astronomy

DEAR SKY & TELESCOPE,the letter began. I am 20 years old and new to astronomy. I have always been fascinated with the stars and universe. What would you suggest my first step be to get into the hobby, so that I might get the most enjoyment out of it? It s a good question, one that deserves better answers than most beginners find. Many newcomers to…

Careers for Astronomy majors
February 12, 2016

Careers for Astronomy majors

If you want to be an astronomer or astrophysicist, you re looking at a multiple-degree situation. Make room on your business cards—you ll need it for all the letters you re going to accumulate after your name. Astronomy and astrophysics majors represent a small percentage of all physical science majors and an even smaller percentage of college majors throughout…

Bachelor of Science Astronomy
March 2, 2017

Bachelor of Science Astronomy

Astronomy is the natural science that studies celestial bodies, the forces developed in their interaction in space and other observable phenomena. Space sciences include other areas of investigation such as space travel and space exploration, in addition to astronomy. Astronomers observe the birth, evolution, extinction and movement of objects in space, such…

Computer Science Astronomy
February 14, 2015

Computer Science Astronomy

Deep learning finds telltale arcs of light that indicate massive objects. (Inside Science) - Google uses deep learning to generate captions for images, Facebook uses it to recognize faces and Tesla uses it to train self-driving cars. Now astronomers have caught on to deep learning, a form of machine learning in which a computer can be trained to identify…

Careers for Astronomy
February 21, 2016

Careers for Astronomy

Because most jobs are in basic research and development, a doctoral degree is the usual educational requirement for astronomers. Master s degree holders qualify for some jobs in applied research and development, whereas bachelor s degree holders often qualify as research assistants or for other occupations related to astronomers. Education and Training A PhD…

Astronomy What is it
March 11, 2017

Astronomy What is it

During the era when the New World was discovered and Canada was taking form, mankind still believed that the earth was the centre of the universe. About the same time that Québec was founded, a revolutionary event was taking place in Europe that would shake the very foundations of man’s view of the world: the invention of the telescope. Ancient theories were…

Astronomy courses Australia
December 20, 2016

Astronomy courses Australia

Modern astronomers have a wide variety of windows on the Universe, including most parts of the electromagnetic spectrum (optical, radio, infrared, X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy) as well as more exotic probes such as neutrino astronomy. Many open problems remain, including the nature of dark matter and dark energy that seem to dominate the universe. The astronomy…