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Astronomy project ideas
October 12, 2016

Astronomy project ideas

Fall term is a good time to engage in research projects, and it’s not too early to start them sophomore year. We highly recommend that you do one, as do most students who have tried them. If you take one, you will learn something about actually doing Physics and Astronomy research, which will help guide you in decisions about “life after Carleton.” To lure you…

Astronomy programs
July 19, 2014

Astronomy programs

A vast range of statistical problems arise in modern astronomical and space sciences research, particularly due to the flood of data produced by both ground-based and space-based astronomical surveys at many wave-bands. A resurgence of interest in statistical and applied mathematical methods has emerged among astronomers and astrophysicists as they seek insights…

Astronomy Professor salary
March 14, 2017

Astronomy Professor salary

Astronomy is the formal study of the sun, moon, stars, planets, comets, galaxies, gas, dust and other non-Earthly phenomena. In other words, astronomy is a field that concentrates on studying the universe. In ancient times, astronomy overlapped with astrology and included formal investigations of celestial occurrences of all kinds. In modern times, astronomy…

Astronomy New
February 20, 2015

Astronomy New

Andre Renard/Dunlap Institute/CHIME The CHIME radio observatory in Canada will start looking for fast radio bursts this year. One of the most perplexing phenomena in astronomy has come of age. The fleeting blasts of energetic cosmic radiation of unknown cause, now known as fast radio bursts (FRBs), were first detected a decade ago. At the time, many astronomers…

Astronomy NASA
December 20, 2015

Astronomy NASA

The sky as seen in different wavelengths. From the top: radio, infrared, optical, X-ray, and gamma-ray. (Click image for a larger version. Credits: radio: Haslam et al. 1982; infrared: NASA; optical: ESO/S. Brunier; X-ray: Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics and S. L. Snowden; gamma-ray: NASA/DOE/Fermi LAT Collaboration) The night sky has always…

Astronomy Lessons
August 1, 2016

Astronomy Lessons

Digitalis Education Solutions provides these curricula free of charge as a public service to encourage the teaching of astronomy. It consists of astronomy lesson plans for use for kindergarten through twelfth grade students. These lessons are designed to take full advantage of a Digitarium planetarium projector. However, they can be modified for use with different…

Astronomy Labs
May 15, 2016

Astronomy Labs

We are building a 16-week sequence of exercises, focused on exploring scientific problems through observation, deduction, and analysis and on using basic statistical tools to interpret measurements and associated errors. Eight two-week exercises highlight astronomical discoveries drawn from the histories and orbital patterns of the planets and satellites in our…

Astronomy in London
June 29, 2016

Astronomy in London

The course extends over two academic years, starting in late September each year. First-year lectures will be given by the Department of Physics and Astronomy, at University College London in Gower Street (The exact location will depend on central booking of lecture spaces which cannot be confirmed until the start of September.) This is a convenient central London…

Astronomy help
October 2, 2014

Astronomy help

After centuries of war, Catholicism and science reconciled over meridian lines. High above the heads of church visitors, almost invisible in the arches of the cathedral, a tiny hole lets in a beam of sunlight. This beam is what allows the meridian line to function. Photo: GEOFF MANAUGH Geoff Manaugh | Atlas Obscura | November 2016 | 14 minutes (3, 658 words)…

Astronomy Degree programs
June 4, 2014

Astronomy Degree programs

Astronomy 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…

Astronomy courses London
January 31, 2016

Astronomy courses London

This is a very exciting time for planetary science, with new data being returned by spacecraft from the Moon, Mars, Venus and Saturn, with forthcoming missions to Jupiter, Pluto, several asteroids and a comet, and with planets now being discovered orbiting other stars. There is also considerable scientific interest in the likelihood of life elsewhere in the universe…

Astronomy Colorado
October 3, 2016

Astronomy Colorado

Study topics in space sciences (astronomy, astrophysics, planetary sciences, solar physics, and space physics). Experience a unified view of space sciences, the solar system, extrasolar planets, stellar and galactic astronomy, and cosmology. Gain hands-on experience with telescopes, data analysis, instrumentation, and computer image-processing. Check out the…

Astronomy Clubs
February 9, 2016

Astronomy Clubs

NOTE: Clark Planetarium does not formally sponsor any of these clubs. These links are provided as a service to our patrons. A FEW WORDS ABOUT STAR PARTIES Public star parties are very informal events where astronomy club members bring their telescopes to a particular site and invite the public to have a look at whatever might be “up there.” Clark Planetarium…

Astronomy Career path
October 24, 2016

Astronomy Career path

Michael D. Bicay, Ph.D. Spitzer Science Center California Institute of Technology Pasadena, California USA One question that is frequently asked by children is: How do you become an astronomer? Well, there are many paths that can lead to this exciting and satisfying career. An important element, however, is to obtain a broad-based education in the physical sciences…

Astronomy and mythology
October 3, 2015

Astronomy and mythology

Astronomy and Mythology in Ancient Japan Stars that played a significant role in the lives of common citizens in Japan were often given the distinction of being called Yowatashi Boshi or passing the night stars. This phrase was applied to prominent star groups which would appear in the East at sunset and set with the dawning sun. Orion is certainly one of the…

Astronomy activities for Elementary students
September 30, 2016

Astronomy activities for Elementary students

1. Begin by discussing the vastness of the universe. For example, tell students that light travels at the unimaginably fast speed of 300 million meters per second, and yet light takes years to travel to us from the stars and takes thousands or evenmillionsof years to travel the depths of space between galaxies. When we’re dealing with those kinds of distances…

Stargazers 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…

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…

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