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Where to study Astronomy in South Africa?
October 10, 2017

Where to study Astronomy in South Africa?

Astronomers are scientists who study the origins, evolution, physical and chemical nature of objects beyond the earth’s atmosphere. Astronomers work to increase our under-standing of how the universe began, how it has evolved and how it will evolve. They study how interstellar dust, gas clouds, planets, stars, galaxies and clusters of galaxies came to exist and…

Astronomy Tutorials
October 4, 2017

Astronomy Tutorials

Buying your first telescope is probably going to be your most difficult decision as an amateur astronomer. This tutorial gives a quick run down of the basic types of telescope and their strengths and weaknesses. With so many stars in the sky, how can we locate a star, find it again, or tell other people where it is located? This article presents several coordinate…

Astronomy as a Science
October 1, 2017

Astronomy as a Science

Science is a way of thinking about the universe. It allows us to solve many different types of problem. The word science is derived from the Latin root scire: to know. Science is successful in part because it employs a set of rules which govern how scientists think about problems and how they should formulate ideas. You may have heard of this set of rules, it…

Astronomy salary
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…

World of Astronomy
July 17, 2015

World of Astronomy

Astronomy is a unique and cost-effective tool for furthering sustainable global development, because of its technological scientific and cultural dimensions. This plan shows how astronomy can contribute globally to education at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels and can enable less developed, poorer countries to participate in cutting-edge scientific…

What to do with Astronomy degree?
January 13, 2017

What to do with Astronomy degree?

Astronomy is the study of everything from meteors and stars to planets and galaxies. People who study astronomy may study specific masses, such as the moon or sun, or various aspects of the universe as a whole. What specific things can you do with an astronomy degree? This article answers that question and more by providing examples of a few higher education…

What is a gastronomist?
January 19, 2017

What is a gastronomist?

Alcohol is an ancient food. It is a social lubricant. It is a component of ritual, of art, of dream-making. It is powerfully charged and, yet, so completely misunderstood in American culture. I moved from Virginia to Boston in September 2011 with these words in mind – words jotted down while taking notes during my freshman seminar in alcohol and culture. I was…

What Astronomy?
March 23, 2017

What Astronomy?

During the first White House Astronomy Night in 2009, President Obama asked students, “What will your great discovery be?” Inspiration can come from anywhere, but the mind truly expands when the eyes turn skyward and take in the vast expanse of stars and planets visible in the night sky. There was a time when setting foot on the moon was just a dream. Now, not…

Time in Astronomy
January 4, 2016

Time in Astronomy

Knowing time is simple in everyday life. You look at a clock. You assume that everyone else s clock in your time zone reads the same. And that s that. For astronomers, however, time in the sky can become quite complex. The reason is that our units of time measurement — the day and its subdivisions of hour, minute, and second — are based on astronomical phenomena…

Texas Astronomical
February 3, 2017

Texas Astronomical

The sun has set, the moon has risen and folks are out, but they’re not at the movies, a restaurant or a ball game — instead, they are gazing intently at the night sky, some with binoculars and others through high-powered telescopes. What they see varies from person to person, but all have a chance to peer at the celestial bodies inhabiting the Central Texas sky…

Subjects in Astronomy
May 24, 2015

Subjects in Astronomy

Advertisement. EnchantedLearning.com is a user-supported site. As a bonus, site members have access to a banner-ad-free version of the site, with print-friendly pages. Click here to learn more. Introduction to The Sun Our sun is a star located at the center of our Solar System. It is a huge, spinning ball of hot gas and nuclear reactions that lights up the Earth…

Master of Astronomy
November 26, 2016

Master of Astronomy

The Master of Astronomy & Astrophysics (Advanced) is a full-time two year program based upon 50% coursework and 50% research project. The coursework component may be tailored to a student’s needs, and can include astrophysical techniques, astrophysical computing, planetary science, stellar astrophysics, galaxies, and cosmology. Many courses contain research…

Learn basic Astronomy
March 19, 2016

Learn basic Astronomy

9:00pm Would you like to learn about the night sky, recognising constellations, understanding the solar system and deep space? We are running a 4 week course suitable for beginners that will help you to learn more about the amazing night sky as well as how to use the equipment needed to see what is not visible with the naked eye. This course is taught by Stephen…

Information on Astronomy
January 16, 2017

Information on Astronomy

2017 Major Meteor Showers Shower Peak Dates ZHr* Comments Quadrantids Jan 3-4 50-100 Peak is in the pre dawn hours, in fact the best viewing is just before sunrise. Waxing crescent moon will set in the evening and provide no interference. This meteor shower always favors northerly latitudes in the northern hemisphere due to its radiant being near the handle of…

Information About Astronomy
May 18, 2016

Information About Astronomy

Gravitational waves carry not only energy, but also information about how they were produced. For instance, the short burst produced in a supernova explosion differs greatly from the wave pulse produced during the merger of two black holes. Gravitational waves are, however, fundamentally different from that other cosmic messenger astronomers have come to rely…

Importance of Astronomy
December 21, 2013

Importance of Astronomy

April 26 By Fikiswa Majola When people think about South Africa, then often think about our beautiful country with interesting flora and fauna and well as the variety of people and cultures and lifestyle that had made us call us the Rainbow Nation. Little is know about the science that is done is SA, especially by those that are not in the science fields. One…

How to study for Astronomy?
March 17, 2017

How to study for Astronomy?

Although these tips are addressed to my own students, most of these tips will also apply to students at other schools. The Learning Center has a three week mini-course specially made for how to take a college-level exam. It is called, ACDV B70D ``Study Skills: Test Takingand it usually begins the week before the first astronomy exam. Look in the ``Academic Developmentcourse…

How to get into Astronomy?
March 23, 2017

How to get into Astronomy?

Astronomy is the study of the stars, planets, and other celestial objects that populate the sky. It is an endlessly fascinating field, the oldest of the natural sciences, and one of the few areas of science that amateurs can directly assist the professionals. It is open and accessible for any level of interest and involvement, from folks who just want to learn…

God of Astronomy
April 30, 2016

God of Astronomy

Subscribe to our Question of the Week: Question: What does the Bible say about astronomy? Answer: Astronomy is the science which studies the properties of the heavens and the objects therein and, as such, is devoted to the analysis of a portion of God’s creation. Genesis 1:1 declares that “in the beginning, God created the heavens” and that on the fourth day…

Fields of Astronomy
January 28, 2017

Fields of Astronomy

Even with the success and revelatory power of that image, it was still viewed as a very risky thing of possibly dubious value to commit many more HST orbits and staff time and effort to try a significantly even deeper field. STScI’s then-Director Bob Williams convened a panel of community experts who debated whether such a thing should be attempted, and if so…

Explain Astronomy
February 3, 2016

Explain Astronomy

Bright stars top Christmas trees in homes around much of the world. The faithful sing about the “Star of Wonder” that guided the wise men to a manger in the little town of Bethlehem, where Jesus was born. They’re commemorating the Star of Bethlehem described by the Evangelist Matthew in the New Testament. Is the star’s biblical description a pious fiction or…

Degrees in Astronomy
August 30, 2014

Degrees in Astronomy

The scrapping of two unpopular science courses have sparked concerns from scientists, who argued such move would neglect its social responsibility. The science faculty said it could no longer afford to offer two major subjects – astronomy and a joint degree in mathematics and physics – starting next year as too few students were choosing them. Less than six students…

Cosmology and Astronomy
February 21, 2017

Cosmology and Astronomy

Richard Feynman has nice words about science. It is not bad to read chapter 3 of Feynman Lectures on Physics . The main point of his lecture is that there is no strict boundary between different fields of science , nature doesn t concern what we call its parts! So, we can t look for a line that divides celestial works into astronomical or astrophysical or…

Career Opportunities in Astronomy
September 27, 2016

Career Opportunities in Astronomy

I m writing this mail to you for collecting some information on astrophysics career in USA. I m requestion information for the following: Qualifications, Best institutions to work in this field, Average annual income, Necessary skills to develop in 11th and 12th grade for this career in future, different options of work in this field. It s great that you are…

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