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What does astronomers?
June 25, 2017

What does astronomers?

A lot of people have written us recently as part of a school project, asking what astronomers do. Unfortunately, we don t have the time to answer each question individually (there are a lot of you!) To try and help, we ve answered some of the common questions below. Q: What is a normal day for an astronomer? A:Most astronomers don t stay awake all night every…

NRC Physics rankings
June 1, 2017

NRC Physics rankings

Executive summary: Penn State Astronomy & Astrophysics ranks # 3 &nbsp (S), and ranks # 5 (combined S+R), nationally. &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp…

Degrees in Space
May 22, 2017

Degrees in Space

In the coming years, all aspects of the study of space will undergo astronomical changes as space tourism is introduced and exploration continues. With this comes the need for a new generation of space professionals. Embry-Riddle’s storied history in flight education positioned it to become a pioneering institution for the study of space-related endeavors. It…

Study of stars
May 4, 2017

Study of stars

Matters of the heart can be puzzling and mysterious - so too with unusual astronomical objects called heartbeat stars. Heartbeat stars, discovered in large numbers by NASA s Kepler space telescope, are binary stars (systems of two stars orbiting each other) that got their name because if you were to map out their brightness over time, the result would look like…

Space Institute in India
May 1, 2017

Space Institute in India

New Delhi: Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is in news again for launching 104 satellites in one go. The launch would not have been such a success without the contribution of the team which worked relentlessly toward every single aspect of the launch. While working for ISRO is a dream for many students in India, very few have any idea about the process…

Best Undergraduate Physics programs
April 25, 2017

Best Undergraduate Physics programs

Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus performed very well in a recent ranking of physics degree programs. College Factual ranks programs offered by 4-year U.S. Colleges and Universities and has recently updated their 2017 rankings. Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus s physics program was ranked 30 out of 245 nationwide. This makes Georgia Tech…

Masters in Space Science
January 30, 2015

Masters in Space Science

At Florida Tech, passion doesn t end with a Bachelor s Degree. Video: Feels Like Florida Tech If you re interested in going to Florida Tech, you ll want to watch our new video to see just what it feels like . Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Praesent commodo neque sit amet massa facilisis molestie. Cras at enim purus. Donec venenatis…

Information on Astronomers
May 23, 2014

Information on Astronomers

Physicists plan and conduct scientific experiments and studies to test theories and to discover properties of matter and energy. Physicists and astronomers study the ways in which various forms of matter and energy interact. Theoretical physicists and astronomers may study the nature of time or the origin of the universe. Some physicists design and perform experiments…

Astronomer salary
May 12, 2016

Astronomer salary

I hear that astronomers don t make a lot of money. What is the salary like? According to the American Institute of Physics the average salary for a Physics PhD. was about $78, in 2. A post-doc right out of graduate school is about $36, a year in physics. Salaries for astronomers are comparable. . In 2004, the equivalent numbers were a typical salary of $60…

Good College for Astrophysics
October 21, 2015

Good College for Astrophysics

Starstruck. That s a fitting description for Zachary Griggs. This self-professed “star nut” came to the College because it’s the only university in South Carolina with an undergraduate degree in astrophysics. Zach wants to work in stellar instrumentation and telescopes, and he’s getting the perfect preparation for that. So far, “Experimental Astronomy” has been…

Ancient Egyptian Astronomers
December 2, 2016

Ancient Egyptian Astronomers

One of the earliest advanced civilizations, Ancient Egypt, had a rich religious tradition which permeated every aspect of society. As in most early cultures, the patterns and behaviors of the sky led to the creation of a number of myths to explain the astronomical phenomena. For the Egyptians, the practice of astronomy went beyond legend: huge temples and pyramids…

Local Observatories
August 7, 2016

Local Observatories

We examine the potential of ICT-enabled citizen observatories to increase eParticipation. We focus in local management processes related to flood risk management. The two case studies highlight divergent roles that authorities conceive for citizens. Citizen observatories do not automatically imply higher levels of participation. Outcomes depend on the role that…

Astronomy Qualifications
April 15, 2016

Astronomy Qualifications

Astronomers study the stars. Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images Astronomers study the universe to find out where we came from and where we may be going. An astronomer may study stars, planets and other matter in space; he may study light and its functions; or he may study atoms and their composition. Astronomers spend time doing research, writing reports, hypothesizing…