Astrophysics is one of the branches of Astronomy, an interdisciplinary field that unites astronomy and physics.Its aim is studying physical processes in astronomical objects - stars, planets, galaxies. Astrophysics is the leading subdiscipline of astronomy, which is dealing with the most comprehensive issues.

Astrophysics is closely related to other astronomical disciplines, for example, celestial mechanics, astrometry and much more.

Branches of Astrophysics

Astrophysics can be divided into practical and theoretical. Theoretical astrophysics is concerned with the interpretation of the results of observations, the development of the methods of practical astrophysics, and the formulation of new problems.

The main task of practical astrophysics is the observation of outer space.

The list of main branches of practical Astrophysics include: Radio Astronomy, Balloon Astronomy, Extra-atmospheric Astronomy (space research), X-ray Astronomy, Gamma-ray Astronomy, Neutrino Astronomy, Astrophotometry, Astrospectroscopy, Astrophotography, Colorimetry, etc.

Programs around the world

You can find several undergraduate and graduate study programs in Astrophysics using our website, for example, BSc in Astrophysics in University of St. Andrews, UK, PhD in Physics and Astronomy (Astrophysics and Space Research Specialism) in University of Birmingham, UK, and  MA in Astronomy and Astrophysics in University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. More programs can be found by using our Search.



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