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Astronomy Major College
September 8, 2020

Astronomy Major College

Advisers: Suzan Edwards, James Lowenthal The astronomy major is designed to provide a good foundation in modern science with a focus on astronomy. Taken alone, it is suited for students who wish to apply scientific training in a broad general context. If coupled with a major in physics, the astronomy major provides the foundation to pursue a career as a professional…

Top Universities for Astrophysics
September 5, 2020

Top Universities for Astrophysics

Preparation for research institutions, government, industry or teaching Opportunities for undergraduate research Facilities including laser labs, Edwards Accelerator Lab and more Advanced course emphasis in theoretical and observational astronomy Preparation for graduate study in astrophysics and related fields Program Overview The B.S. degree in physics astrophysics…

Major Matt Mason Space Crawler
August 27, 2020

Major Matt Mason Space Crawler

As Fox Mulder or Oliver Stone will tell you, a good conspiracy - alien or otherwise - often sounds ridiculous at first. With this in mind, allow me to explain how the sudden disappearance of Mattel s Major Matt Mason was but a cog in the alien plot that grounded America s space program. Consider this confluence of facts: An expansive toy line celebrating American…

UM it Department
August 24, 2020

UM it Department

The vision of University of Miami s Information Technology (UMIT) department is to be the best information technology organization in higher education and healthcare; recognized for strategic leadership, innovation, and collaborative partnerships in achieving the University of Miami s academic, clinical, and research goals. With Lynda.com, you can learn new skills…

I want to become an astronomer
August 21, 2020

I want to become an astronomer

The world of astronomy is an exciting one, and there are many career paths that can be taken into this fantastic branch of science. Take a look at our tips below to help you decide if astronomy is the subject for you: Make sure you like science and maths – if you don’t, then you’ll probably find that astronomy is not the career for you. Be prepared and realistic…

Top Space News
August 12, 2020

Top Space News

The agency confirmed Thursday that Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot will serve as acting administrator starting Jan. 20, when the current administrator and deputy administrator, Charles Bolden and Dava Newman, depart. The transition team for the incoming Trump administration has also asked David Radzanowski, the agency’s current chief financial officer…

Where can Astronomers work?
July 31, 2020

Where can Astronomers work?

Hi, I am a high schooler doing a research project on astronomy. I have an interest in astronomy and look at the sky through a telescope almost every night. Anyway I needed to interview an astronomer for my project. But I answered almost all of my questions from previously asked questions on your website. Unfortunately, there is one that I couldn t find the answer…

Ole Miss Physics
July 22, 2020

Ole Miss Physics

Department of Physics and Astronomy 108 Lewis Hall The University of Mississippi Post Office Box 1848 University, Mississippi Contact information for individual faculty and staff members can be found on our People pages. Admissions Information Undergraduate Advisors: Katherine Dooley, Cecille Labuda Other Department Information Directions A Word of Warning Please…

Where would an Astronomers work?
July 1, 2020

Where would an Astronomers work?

It s tough to answer what an astronomer does every day since different days we do different things. We typically divide our time between 5 or 6 different things: Working in our offices, traveling, teaching, reading, writing, or observing at telescopes. Astronomers who focus on theoretical astronomy, though, aren t typically involved in observing. Working in our…

What is a Space Scientist?
June 7, 2020

What is a Space Scientist?

The study of the Sun is becoming an increasingly important ‘mirror’ in which to reflect our analysis of Earth’s changing climate. The Sun’s light helps to maintain our world’s temperature, but it also produces a magnetic field that shields our world from deadly cosmic rays coming from the far depths of space. Its influence on our everyday lives cannot be overstated…

Astronomers study
June 1, 2020

Astronomers study

Here s some cosmically bad news: The universe is dying. An international team of scientists that used seven powerful telescopes around the world to capture light coming from more than 200, galaxies has found that they’re putting out half of the light that they did just 2 billion years ago – and they’re continuing to fade. The findings, presented at the General…

Space Scientists
May 17, 2020

Space Scientists

Space scientist is a term that encompasses anyone whose work involves the earth s atmosphere; everything from weather reports and satellite television to high-tech defense systems are possible due to people who spend their careers looking at the stars. Astronaut, rocket scientist, and meteorologist are just some of the careers that fall into the space science…

Professional Astronomers
May 11, 2020

Professional Astronomers

An artist s conception of this unusual system, a red dwarf star surrounded by the oldest known circumstellar disk - a primordial ring of gas and dust that orbits around a young star and from which planets can form as the material collides and aggregates. Credit: Jonathan Holden/Disk Detective A group of citizen scientists and professional astronomers, including…

Best Cosmology programs
May 2, 2020

Best Cosmology programs

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin s graduate schools in engineering, law, education and nursing are ranked among the Top 15 in the nation, and the university s accounting program is No. 1 in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report s 2016 edition of Best Graduate Schools,released this morning In all, more than 50 science, social science…

UCLA Biophysics
April 26, 2020

UCLA Biophysics

Living matter, at the molecular scale, is different from usual matter. Biological macromolecules deform without breaking, couple reactions to motion, perform tasks. Stretching a point, we may say that at the molecular scale, life is the coupling of chemical reactions to conformational motion. We are interested in the essence of life (Indiana-Jones fashion), thus…

Best Astronomy College
April 5, 2020

Best Astronomy College

I get lots of questions from people interested in astronomy as a career. Here are some questions and answers! I m in grade/middle/high school. What do I need to do to become an astronomer? I advise you to take as much math as you can. Having high school calculus under your belt will make your first physics classes much easier. Physics and other sciences should…

Astrophysics Graduate Schools
March 30, 2020

Astrophysics Graduate Schools

So, now you’re at university, and you’re thinking about heading for grad school … More re-runs from Ye Olde Blogge The following is horribly UScentric, ’cause that’s where I am right now. The general principles are broadly applicable, the actual getting into grad school procedure bit in future post will be both US and THEM centric. Now what? Caveat: these numbers…

Nearest Observatory
February 29, 2020

Nearest Observatory

If you plan to visit the observatory during the day there are daily tours for a small fee (For pricing information, visit our Tour Rates page). Tours begin at 10 AM, 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM, lasting about one hour each. During these tours, a guide will lead you to the telescope buildings where you can view the telescope from a gallery, and the guide will provide…

IOP Education
February 2, 2020

IOP Education

The radioactive dice experiment: why is the half-life slightly wrong? Arthur Murray and Ian Hart 2012 Phys. Educ. 47 197 The radioactive dice experiment is a commonly used classroom analogue to model the decay of radioactive nuclei. However, the value of the half-life obtained from this experiment differs significantly from that calculated for real nuclei…

Physics at Uni
January 30, 2020

Physics at Uni

Iowa Physics Competition The Physics Competition is a series of 5 competitive events for high school (Grades 9-12) students. The 2017 State Physics Competition will be held on with registration beginning at 8:30 am, events starting at 9:30 am, and the competition ending about noon. The bullets below will be links to the information provided when they become available…

Best Colleges for Astrophysics
January 15, 2020

Best Colleges for Astrophysics

Astrophysics is the study of physics and how it relates to the universe through the observation of interactions between galaxies, planets, stars and other celestial object. Astrophysics is a branch of astronomy and applies various sciences in its research. Degrees are available from associate s level to PhD, and entry level work typically requires at least a…

Cal State San Diego Majors
January 9, 2020

Cal State San Diego Majors

San Diego State University accepts freshman applications each year between October 1 and November 30 for admission the following fall. Get started by reviewing the admission criteria below, and then find out how to apply. Who is a Freshman? You can apply to SDSU as a first-time freshman if you have: not yet graduated high school, but are on track to graduate…

Best Physics in the world
January 3, 2020

Best Physics in the world

By Margaret Harris and Tushna Commissariat The year 2016 has not covered itself in glory. Divisive elections, various natural and human-made disasters and a depressingly long obituary roll of well-loved celebrities mean that for many residents of planet Earth, this solar orbit has been one to forget. But if, for a moment, we concentrate solely on the year in…

Major Tom sung in Space
December 31, 2019

Major Tom sung in Space

Viral video shows a Canadian astronaut singing David Bowie s Space Oddity from space Chris Hadfield has conquered space. Now he s conquering the Internet, too. A video of the Canadian astronaut singing David Bowie s Space Oddity from the International Space Station has been zipping around the Web at light speed since it was posted Sunday. The five-minute…

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