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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…

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