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Types of Astronomers
September 10, 2018

Types of Astronomers

What are the different kinds of astronomers and what do they do? There are a couple different ways to classify astronomy jobs. The simplest is observationalist or theorist. Observationalists take data with telescopes or spacecraft and then explain what it means based on current knowledge - or, sometimes, find that what they have observed can t yet be explained…

Being an astronomer
September 1, 2018

Being an astronomer

A telescopic image of part of the sky in the constellation of Orion. Photograph: Ho/AFP/Getty Images Karen Masters is a British astronomer working at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, UK. She is the project scientist for Galaxy Zoo, an online scheme which invites the public to help researchers classify how galaxies have formed…

Private Observatory
August 22, 2018

Private Observatory

Tucked away in a suburban Pasadena community is the former office and personal observatory of one the most prolific American astrophysicists, George Ellery Hale. With the construction of Yerkes Observatory in Wisconsin and the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories in California, Hale effectively built the world’s largest telescope three times over. Built in…

Top countries in Space Technology
August 4, 2018

Top countries in Space Technology

When Russians launched Sputnik 1 in 1957, the world – and especially the Americans – was stunned. The first man-made satellite was only 23 inches in diameter and its battery lasted three weeks before it stopped all transmissions, but the impact this tiny object had on the course of human history was immeasurable. The consequences were numerous and far-reaching…

Cosmology Major
July 29, 2018

Cosmology Major

Princeton has a long tradition in observational, numerical, and theoretical cosmology with research efforts in physics, astronomy and at the IAS. Princeton faculty helped develop today’s standard cosmological model (Bahcall, Cen, Dunkley, Gott, J. Ostriker, Spergel, Steinhardt, Zaldarriaga) and helped introduce important concepts such as dark matter, dark energy…

Telescope Offers
July 11, 2018

Telescope Offers

Take advantage of these great shipping offers: Free Shipping on Orders of Orion-Brand Products Totaling US$250 or More * Order US $250 or more of Orion-brand products and your order will qualify for free standard shipping. Your Orion order must total at least US $250 before taxes or other charges. Free Per-Order Shipping on Orders of Select Non-Orion-Brand Products…

Best Physics degrees
May 6, 2018

Best Physics degrees

Physics is one of the most applicable sciences in existence and can lead to careers in technology, sports and games, space science, sound engineering in music and television, and a lot more. A Master in Physics is an excellent choice for students seeking exciting and promising careers in a variety of settings. Although Physics is defined as the study of matter…

Astronomer skills
April 27, 2018

Astronomer skills

What kinds of skills are important for astronomers? Astronomers need to be good at physics and math; that s what they do! Don t fall into the trap of thinking that astronomy is one of the easier sciences! Astronomers work a lot with computers so good computer and programming skills are helpful. Some astronomers build their own instruments, so they learn about…

Best Astrophysics Schools
April 15, 2018

Best Astrophysics Schools

MIT does not offer a traditional open-enrollment summer school program where any high school student can come to campus to take courses and live in the dorms. However, several partner organizations run small, specialized programs on campus. If you d rather study the human genome or build a robot than memorize this year s summer TV reruns, then you might try one…

Degree related Jobs
April 2, 2018

Degree related Jobs

For the numerically inclined, finance is a world full of tantalizing opportunity. You’ve undoubtedly seen examples of the lavish lifestyles Wall Street-types enjoy in films or on television; but what does a finance career look like in the “real” world. Unfortunately, not everyone is going to be a hot shot on the trading floor — so what jobs can you get with a…

Constellations kids Activities
March 27, 2018

Constellations kids Activities

We have been reading a lot of lately as we continue learning about space. While learning about stars, we have spent quite a bit of time focused on the constellations. My favorite constellation has always been Orion, since it is usually easy for me to locate it in our night sky. I have to admit, however, that some of the constellations are a real stretch for me…

Observatories in Ohio
March 24, 2018

Observatories in Ohio

BGSU Observatory Bowling Green State University Observatory Dept. of Physics and Astronomy Bowling Green, Ohio 43403 (419) 372-8 Email: laydena(at)bgsu(dot)edu (Dr. Andrew Layden) The Observatory houses a computer-operated DFM reflecting telescope with a half-meter (20-inch) primary mirror. The telescope is equipped with a First Magnitude CCD camera, a highly-sensitive…

Majors at SDSU
February 10, 2018

Majors at SDSU

A major is an area of specialized intensive study (as opposed to General Education - a broad area of study). You cannot graduate without fulfilling the requirements for a major. Students must meet the major requirements that are in effect at the time they declare the major, assuming continuous enrollment at SDSU. Based on your specific major and the type of degree…

Best Schools for Astrophysics
January 23, 2018

Best Schools for Astrophysics

There s something amazing about outer space. As an astrophysics major, you ll study the stars, galaxies, planets, and the dust in the sky - one of the most mysterious and alluring scientific fields. Majoring in astrophysics is challenging and you ll need a strong foundation in physics and math, but once you get started the excitement will never end. High school…

Top research institutes in the world
January 5, 2018

Top research institutes in the world

On a country-by-country basis, the United States leads the list, with six organizations ranked (France and Japan each have four, and Germany has three). The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is the top U.S. finisher, placing fourth. The rankings were compiled by the Intellectual Property & Science division of Thomson Reuters, which used…

Astronomer, Institute
December 21, 2017

Astronomer, Institute

Public Open Evenings Last open evening THIS Wednesday 29th March 2017! The Institute of Astronomy is open every Wednesday evening 7 - 9pm during the Winter season. Entrance is free, and there is * no need to book * unless you are a group of over 15 people. What happens at a public open evening? An astronomer from the Institute will present a half-hour public…

What is the role of an Astronomer?
December 15, 2017

What is the role of an Astronomer?

Observe, research, and interpret celestial and astronomical phenomena to increase basic knowledge and apply such information to practical problems. Job Duties and Tasks for: Astronomer 1) Analyze research data to determine its significance, using computers. 2) Calculate orbits, and determine sizes, shapes, brightness, and motions of different celestial bodies…

Cosmology for Beginners
November 27, 2017

Cosmology for Beginners

Editor’s note: The article “The Universe Could be 250 Times Bigger Than What is Observable” sparked a sizable discussion among our readers, with several suggesting UT should have a series of articles about cosmology — a Cosmology 101, if you will. Our newest writer, Vanessa D’Amico, who wrote the aforementioned article, begins the Cosmology 101 series today…

Astronomical studies
November 3, 2017

Astronomical studies

NGC 7026, a planetary nebula, lies just beyond the tip of the tail of the constellation of Cygnus (The Swan). Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA Historically, astronomy has focused on observations of heavenly bodies. It is a close cousin to astrophysics. Succinctly put, astrophysics involves the study of the physics of astronomy and concentrates on the behavior…

PHD in Cosmology
October 28, 2017

PHD in Cosmology

MPhil in Astronomy fees Home UK/EU students: £4, 1211 Channel Island and Isle of Man students: £4, 1212 Overseas students: £18, 3003 1 The fee shown is for the academic year 2016. 2 The fee shown is for the academic year 2016. 3 The fee shown is for the academic year 2016. PhD in Astronomy fees Home UK/EU students: £4, 1211 Channel Island and Isle of Man students:…

Who has the best Space program?
October 22, 2017

Who has the best Space program?

Russia and China are increasingly pursuing the ability to attack America’s space-based assets, but is there anything the Pentagon can do to thwart Beijing and Moscow’s ambitions? While it is sometimes treated as an afterthought here on earth, space-based capabilities like GPS, communications and reconnaissance satellites are the sinews that hold the U.S. military…

UCSC Masters programs
September 28, 2017

UCSC Masters programs

The Ocean Sciences Department offers both Master of Science and Doctorate degree programs. The graduate programs in ocean sciences are designed to prepare students for careers in research, teaching, and other environmentally related endeavors. The fundamental requirement for admission to the program is substantial evidence of superior scholarship and aptitude…

Go Kingston study Space
September 25, 2017

Go Kingston study Space

Your corporate workspace on the go. Kingston s DataTraveler® Workspace is certified by Microsoft® for use with Windows To Go, a key feature of Windows® 8 Enterprise. Windows To Go is a fully manageable corporate Windows 8 workspace on a specially configured, bootable USB drive. It allows IT administrators to easily support such work styles as bring your own…

Penn State Physics rankings
February 9, 2017

Penn State Physics rankings

Research in the department covers a wide range of fields from Bose Einstein condensation to condensed matter experiment, high energy theory, particle astrophysics and gravitational physics. Many opportunities are available for both graduate and undergraduate students, and also postdoctoral researchers. Experiments in atomic and molecular physics at Penn State…

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