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Undergraduate Courses

Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences

Astronomy Major

High performance computing and broadband networking have become increasingly central to modern astronomy and space science. AUT’s Astronomy major has an applied nature and orientation with a strong grounding in computing as well as mathematics.

Students are introduced to the basics and the latest developments in astronomy and space science, spherical astronomy, celestial mechanics, theoretical astrophysics and mathematical physics, as well as the specialisations of AUT’s Institute for Radio Astronomy and Space Research, which include radio astronomy and space geodesy. This major builds on papers in physics, computing and applied mathematics.

Career opportunities and Astronomy papers 

Postgraduate Study

We welcome enquiries from all over the world for study at Masters and PhD levels in:

  • Astronomy and astrophysics   
  • Radio astronomy and VLBI
  • Networking and supercomputing
  • Space geodesy

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Sep 8th, 2015

Joint IPENZ + AUT Lecture 2015 on the Square Kilometre Array (SKA)
The SKA Project continues to fascinate and challenge scientists, industry and astronomers.  


Latest Publication

Kadler M, et al., Gulyaev. S., Natusch T., Weston S., et al. (30 co-authors)  Coincidence of a high-fluence blazar outburst with a PeV-energy neutrino event. Nature Physics. 2016.

Radio Astronomy, Space Science and SKA

We are the only research institution in New Zealand with this research profile and were largely responsible for providing the basis for New Zealand to join the multi-billion dollar SKA project.