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About the study of Astronomy!- 28-Sep-2018

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Astronomy is a natural science that deals with celestial objects and phenomena. It applies principles of mathematics, physics, and chemistry, in an effort to explain the origin of celestial objects and phenomena and their evolution.

Objects of interest include planets, moons, stars, galaxies, and comets.

Astronomy is one of the oldest of the natural sciences.

Graduation in this study not only facilitates in getting job opportunities in India, it also opens up to opportunities to jobs in foreign countries.

It could be rightly said that the study of the celestial bodies is highly popular one that has gradually evolved to blend with the latest technology to be called as Astronomy.

This study comprising of several branches such as Astrophysics,  Astro-geology, Astro-Metrology, Astro-Biology, Astro-Metery, it is also part of Physics with the more emphasize on research.  

Programmes: It comprises studies at Certificate, Diploma, Post Graduation, MPil, Ph.d  levels.

Specialised subjects:   The study holds specialized subjects such as Solar System, Computer Application, Stellar-inspectroscopy and Celestial Mechanics   

Skills required:

  • Inquisitive to learn details about the celestials system.
  • Dexterity to handle latest technological equipments.
  • Interest to unfold astronomical truths as well as decode the myths revolving around astronomy truths .

Job opportunities:  For those having completed degree in Astronomy stand a good chance to make into Indian Astronomical Research Centre, ISRO and research organizations in the government sector as wells as in Private sector too.  Similarly it is also possible to get jobs in Central govt nuclear science centres as well as Mathemetics department. 

Apart from India, there are also lot of job opportunities in foreign countries. Jobs are also available in planetarium and in colleges.

Top institution in India:

IIT Mumbai, Bangalore, Madras, Delhi, Kanpur and Kharagpur.

IISC- Bangalore.

Indian Centre for Space Research, Kolkotta

Tata institute of fundamental research, Mumbai

Indian Institute for Astrophysics, Bangalore     

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