Canada Astronomy and Astrophysics University Programs
Browse through the list of Canadian Astronomy and Astrophysics bachelor, masters, and doctorate courses, programs and degrees offered by universities in Canada.
What is Astronomy and Astrophysics?
Astronomy studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole. This includes stars, planets, comets, nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies. It also includes phenomena that originate outside the Earth's atmosphere, such as the cosmic background radiation. It is concerned with the evolution, physics, chemistry, meteorology, and motion of celestial objects, as well as the formation and development of the universe.
Some schools use the term astrophysics to describe essentially the same thing, although most agree that astrophysics describes the physics-oriented version of astronomy. Astronomy and physics are often combined into one department.