With humanity moving into space as a new and very real frontier, Astronomers will be in higher demand for many different new technologies. If Astronomy Majors choose to stay in academics, they can count on a great lifestyle that will have you working with the greatest astronomy equipment in the world. When pursuing an astronomy degree, look for programs that have their own observatories, and the most modern equipment
"Whether you want to study the mysteries of black holes, examine the physical behavior of stars, or determine the origins of the universe, the Astronomy and Astrophysics degree from Florida Tech gives you a strong background in physics and hands-on experience with high-tech observational instrumentation"
(Provided By: Florida Institute of Technology)
"The primary mission of our department is twofold: the performance of cutting-edge research in astronomy and astrophysics, including theory, observation, and experiment, as well as the education of undergraduate and graduate students and training of postdoctoral research associates who will comprise the scientists and leaders of tomorrow."
(Provided By: California Institute of Technology)
"The Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science at NAU is home to active faculty research programs in several exciting areas in the lab, at the telescope, and participating in NASA Solar System Exploration missions."
(Provided By: Northern Arizona University)
"The Department of Physics and Astronomy installed a new 24-inch PlaneWave CDK24 telescope in the Eyring Science Center (ESC) Observatory. The telescope was purchased in part through a generous grant from the Mount Cuba Astronomical Foundation. It is the fifth telescope to occupy the dome, replacing a 16-inch telescope."
(Provided By Brigham Young University)
"Astronomy today is a large, fast-moving enterprise, in which new instruments and theories are constantly evolving. We live in a golden age of science, and astronomy is enjoying more than its share of breakthroughs. As an astronomy major, you will come to understand how much of this works, and you will have opportunities to make your own contribution to humankind's understanding of the cosmos."
(Provided By: Dartmouth College)
"The Astrophysics and Astronomy majors will prepare you for graduate study in astrophysics or in physics, astronomy, or for careers in high-tech industries, teaching, and more. The majors provide the strong background in physics and mathematics required for a deep understanding of astrophysical or astronomical phenomena."
(Provided By: Ohio Wesleyan University)
"Central Michigan University’s astronomical observatory focuses on a far-away world full of moons, planets, comets and stars. The Brooks Hall facility contains two sections: a research and reference area and an observation area. The research area contains computers, a darkroom and a library of more than 1,000 volumes of observatory publications, catalogs, charts and atlases"
(Provided By Central Michigan University)
"The BS and BA degree programs draw on extraordinary resources unique to Hawai‘i. No other astronomy program has access to such a variety of telescopes and instruments. Both programs build on a solid grounding in physics and other sciences through courses offered by the College of Natural Sciences. The combined degree programs include introductory, intermediate, and advanced astronomy courses and research opportunities with leading scientists at the Institute for Astronomy."
(Provided By: The University of Hawaii - Manoa)