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What can be observed with the Westerbork synthesis radio telescope? How are stars born? Is there a big black hole in the middle of the Milky Way? If you find these questions fascinating, then our BSc in Astronomy is right for you. During this bachelor’s degree, you will gain extensive training in the natural sciences and also learn to conduct independent astronomical research.

Is this the programme for you?

Astronomers try to understand the universe in terms of modern physics. To study astronomy, you need to be interested in the natural sciences and fascinated by processes that take place far, far away. You also need to be good at mathematics and physics. Do you also have a special interest in technology? You could specialize in the design and construction of astronomical research instruments.