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Helpful Online Tools for Young Astronomers
September 16, 2017

Helpful Online Tools for Young Astronomers

There are so many of us fascinated by the night sky. Nevertheless, it is hard to enjoy its beauty from your backyard. It will be difficult for you to identify planets, stars, and clusters, especially if you are a beginner. But we have a solution for you. With modern online tools for astronomy, sometimes you do not even need a telescope to see the magic of a night…

Best Physics Grad Schools
September 8, 2017

Best Physics Grad Schools

I just came accross an article at The Economist entitled The Disposable Academic: Why doing a PhD is a waste of time. This has prompted me finally to write this post, which I ve intended to write for a long time (like so many other posts on my too-quiet blog). There is one, and only one, reason why you should go to graduate school in Physics or Astronomy. (This…

Astrobiology Schools
August 18, 2017

Astrobiology Schools

Check out the Fall 2016 Newsletter to learn about what our students and faculty have been up to these past couple of months! MORE> Early earth s air pressure was less than half of today s A new study led by UWAB alum Sanjoy Som together with UWAB professors Roger Buick and David Catling and others implies that early Earth s atmospheric pressure 2.7 billion…

Best Physics undergraduate Schools
August 15, 2017

Best Physics undergraduate Schools

Physicists study the laws of nature and the way things work. On any given day, they may be plunging into black holes, inventing medical technologies, analyzing the stock market, predicting the weather, or even creating films and video games. Yes, there are one or two mad geniuses in the field, but many physicists are normal people using their problem-solving…

Best Schools for Physics
August 12, 2017

Best Schools for Physics

Free undergraduate level physics courses from MIT, with lecture notes, assignments and exams with solutions. Great for independent study or revision. In these 10 minute video clips, legendary physicist Richard Feynman sits down in an armchair at his Californian home to explain the physics that underpins the world around us. The most interesting and important…

Astronomy for high school
July 31, 2017

Astronomy for high school

Explore starry night high school The Research-Proven Solution to Effectively Teach Astronomy Benefits Overview Award-winning Starry Night High School for grades 9-12 is the only space science curriculum that combines an interactive sky simulator, lesson plans correlated to state and national standards and extensive teacher resources in one easy-to-use package…

Best Schools for Astronomy
June 13, 2017

Best Schools for Astronomy

What s the best college to choose to get an astronomy job when you graduate? Although we detail a ranking of the best astronomy programs at colleges and universities in the US, your search shouldn t stop there. Make sure you give yourself a good chance of success with our tips on applications too. Astronomy is literally the study of the stars. The word has its…

High school Astronomy activities
June 4, 2017

High school Astronomy activities

This website has been constructed by Michael J. Polashenski in partial fulfillment of ASTR 699 - Topics in Astronomy Education at the University of Hawaii under the direction of Professor Karen Meech during the summer of 2001. An investigation of the history of telescopes and their construction was undertaken. A brief report on this history with ideas for use…

Top Engineering Physics Schools
May 13, 2017

Top Engineering Physics Schools

Our graduate programs are structured such that students will have the ability to enter the workforce and perform as productive, professional, ethically-aware scientists s in areas where traditional science and engineering disciplines overlap. Students who complete a Ph.D. in Physics will be prepared for creative leadership roles in research and education. Overview…

Solar System Project ideas for middle school
April 19, 2017

Solar System Project ideas for middle school

Increasing Expectations for Teaching and Learning Science instruction naturally engages students when it involves hands-on activities and various instructional strategies. Tools such as videos, projects and collaborative activities contribute to keeping students on task. It s important to maintain this engagement. Use this guide to sustain students interest…

Astronomy activities for high school
July 11, 2016

Astronomy activities for high school

Middle-schoolers are often fascinated by astronomy. The material and subject matter, however, can be complex and abstract. Engage your students in the study of stars, planets, galaxies and space travel by incorporating a wide variety of activities, projects and field trips that will appeal to different types of learners in your classroom. You can also use cable…

School of Earth and Space Exploration
March 11, 2017

School of Earth and Space Exploration

Much of the first and second floors of ASU’s newest and largest research building, Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4), were designed for Education and Public Outreach (EPO) programming. This facility was designed to include the assets common to most science centers, which include: a 3-D theater and/or planetarium, exhibit galleries…

High school courses for Astronomy
July 2, 2016

High school courses for Astronomy

A professional research astronomer does not merely appreciate the beauty and wonder of the objects in the sky. This is the daily challenge - to come to some sort of understanding of the basic underlying physics that gave rise to the universe and the objects in it. It is this challenge and the satisfaction gained by solving these puzzles that drew me to astronomy…

School of Astronomy
November 14, 2016

School of Astronomy

The school offers a broad spectrum of topics in observational and theoretical, galactic and extragalactic astrophysics, observational and theoretical cosmology, fundamental physics with astronomical tools and instrumentation. In addition to the main expertise in radio and (sub-) mm astronomy of the MPIfR, there are PhD topics in a broad range of contemporary…

Astronomy for middle school
March 28, 2016

Astronomy for middle school

The Focus On Middle School Astronomy Student Textbook introduces students to the scientific discipline of astronomy. Students will learn about the history of astronomy, telescopes and space tools, how the Moon creates tides, the chemistry of the Sun, the planets in our solar system, other solar systems, our Milky Way Galaxy, other galaxies, nebulae, comets, asteroids…

Good Schools for Astronomy
November 11, 2016

Good Schools for Astronomy

This online database will help you compare graduate programs: Getting In: An Applicant s Guide to Graduate School Admissions, a very useful book. Read - Fran Bagenal s article in STATUS, Applying to Graduate School, (see Getting In). Graduate Student Resources (pdf) In Astronomy, an effective essay will be about 1 to 2 pages long with a description of your education…

Top Physics graduate Schools
April 6, 2016

Top Physics graduate Schools

Many students in leading PhD programs went to prestigious private universities as undergraduates. But that does not mean that the undergraduate institution is the reason why they are in the competitive PhD programs. So I disagree with Inna Vishik’s plea for parents to sink vast amounts of their money into expensive colleges. The most successful PhD students are…