Astronomy is the scientific study of celestial objects in the space or universe. Astronomists study and collect data on the nature, movement, history, constitution and possible future developments of heavenly bodies like the planets, sun, stars, meteors, comets, asteroids,galaxies, etc. They apply laws of physics and mathematics to unravel the secrecies of universe. They analysesand collect data on celestial bodies, test and develop theories, and write research papers.

Academic Entry Requirement

  • Grade 12 – Clear Class XII in Science Stream
  • Graduation – Pursue B.Sc. Physics/ Computer Science or Pursue B.Tech in Computer Science.
  • After Graduation – Pursue M.Sc. Physics/ Astronomy/Astrophysics or Pursue M.Sc. Physics/ M.Tech. Astronomy/Astrophysics.
  • After Post graduation – Pursue Joint Astronomy Programme and Ph.D.

Degree In

  • BS Astronomy
  • BS Astronomy: Honors Option
  • BA Astronomy
  • BS Astronomy and Physics
  • BSA Astronomy

Who can hire?

Aerospace, Government Research, Computer Programming, Observatories, Teaching, Museumsand Planetariums.

Professional Career

Astronomers study planets, galaxies, stars, and other heavenly bodies. They use space-based equipment, such as the Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based apparatus, such as optical telescopes. They focus their research on the objects present in the solar system, such as the planets or sun. Others study stars, galaxies, black holes and neutron stars, and some monitor space debris that could affect satellite operations.

Many astronomers and physicists work in basic research with the goal of increasing scientific knowledge. Other astronomers and physicists work in applied research. They use the knowledge obtained from basic research to affect new developments in areas such as electronics, energy, navigation, communications, and medical technology.