Astronomy

Mātai Kōkōrangi


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Top 300 in the world for Physics and Astronomy (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021)

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A comprehensive guide on UC as a world-class university, enrolment requirements and all undergraduate qualifications and subjects study options at UC.

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Top 300 in the world for Physics and Astronomy (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021)

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This prospectus gives an overview of UC as a world-class university, student life, and available study options for international students.

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Overview

Astronomy and astrophysics are concerned with the study of the nature and distribution of matter and radiation throughout all time and space in the Universe.

Astronomers have always been keen to harness the latest technological advances in their quest for ever more precise and revealing observations. As a consequence, astronomy in recent years has been one of the most rapidly expanding of all physical sciences and many exciting and unexpected discoveries continue to be made.

Contact us

Te Kura Matū | School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

Phone +64 3 369 3100
Email physical-chemical-sciences@canterbury.ac.nz

Location
Levels 3 and 4, Beatrice Tinsley building – see campus maps

Postal address
Te Rāngai Pūtaiao | College of Science
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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