Astronomy Research

Astronomy is a natural science that surveys on celestial objects and phenomena. It practices mathematics, physics, and chemistry in a way to explain their source and evolution. Objects of interest include planets, moons, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and comets. Astronomy means "law of the stars" (or "culture of the stars" depending on the translation). Astronomy may not be compared with astrology, the belief system which plea that human affairs are corresponded with the positions of celestial objects. Although the two fields share a similar connection, they are now entirely recognizable. In recent years, scientists have become more active in explaining their research to the public. This open dialogue has helped to break down the notion that scientists live in an ivory tower. Now, many scientists are going one step further and recognising how the public can make important contributions to research. Inspired by these efforts, some ‘citizen scientists’ are also working off their own initiative to contribute to science. In recent years, scientists have become more active in explaining their research to the public. In the Astronomy Research master’s specialisation you will focus on astronomical data analysis using models and large-scale simulation, combining the fields of Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science.