Certificate Course in Astronomy

Everyone wants to know about the universe in which we live. There is curiosity about questions such as How does the universe work?, How many stars, planets and galaxies are there?, and What are black holes? And the one that inspires the most Is there life beyond Earth? Astronomy is a science that seeks to answer such questions through observation and scientific methods. Space science is an interdisciplinary subject that is naturally linked with technology and instrumentation which puts the field in a position to contribute significantly in building a strong technical work force. With the current advancement in this field, there will be a continuous demand of professionals and educators. In India, astronomy and space science courses are taught at the post graduate level. These courses are generally specialized. There is a need of a curriculum that fills the gap between the current school and college curriculum, and these specialized courses. The Certificate Course is designed for these purposes. It is a first stage course that intends to provide a comprehensive and in-depth insight into Astronomy and Space science. The onus is on introducing students to extensive topics which can lead to a realistic approach towards higher education and career in Astronomy, Space science and allied fields. It will help you on your journey to become a professional or amateur astronomer. It will also add value in building your profile as a science teacher.

Course Objectives:

  • To explore the in-depth concepts of Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • To provide hands-on experience for students on the astronomy instruments.
  • To develop scientific temper and critical thinking.
  • To nurture the ideas and curiosity of students.
  • To create awareness about various opportunities in space related fields.
  • To provide a bridge that connects current formal education and the avenues in astronomy and space science.
  • To aid in building a profile as a science teacher or educator
  • To expose the vast extent of Astronomy and Space Science to learners.

Course Benefits:

  • Gain conceptual and practical understanding of astronomy and astrophysics.
  • Understand the recent discoveries in the field.
  • Bridge the gap between basic understanding of the field and higher education.
  • Excel with the aid of expert Guidance.
  • Learn experimental data analysis.
  • Understand current technology in space science.
  • Learn about different/multiple career opportunities in the field.
  • Teach Astronomy and Space Science to various public forums.
  • Achieve a stronger foundation for further education.