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Welcome to your Programme

Dear students astronomy,

Welcome to the BSc astronomy program ! On behalf of the lecturers of the program astronomy it is a great pleasure to welcome you to your BSc study astronomy at the University of Groningen. You have embarked on one of the most exciting journeys on offer, a journey throughout the Universe, and a journey from the beginning of time until the Universe 13.8 billion years later. It will be a 3 year period full of exciting, and challenging aspects, built on a solid basis of knowledge of and skills in physics and mathematics. It is all about learning how nature works through the greatest laboratory around, the cosmos itself !

These days, you will join many friends and colleagues, as the study of astronomy has attained a previously unknown level of popularity, with over 100 new students each year. Hence, besides its intellectual challenges, the program offers you a wonderful social environment, in which you will acquire a great many technical, as well as social skills that provide you with a solid foundation for a promising career. In astronomy itself, but also for many other challenging professions.

Your astronomy lecturers reside in the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, at the Zernike campus. We hope that fast you will consider the institute as your basis and as your astronomical home !

We wish you success, and a wonderful time on your 3-year path towards the BSc degree astronomy,

on behalf of the astronomy staff,

Rien van de Weijgaert

(program and education director BSc and MSc astronomy)

Last modified:30 June 2023 1.33 p.m.