Astronomy is an observational science that studies the universe. Astronomy uses mathematics and physics to observe, analyze, and model celestial objects. In the working process, astronomy is an inverse problem at the limit: based on data provided by the universe with complex statistical analysis, and based on the knowledge of physics applicable to the Earth and its surroundings, astronomers construct descriptions of the Universe and its very diverse content.

Research Topics
The Undergraduate Program in Astronomy comprises three fields of expertise: Solar System, Star Physics, and Galactic and Cosmology. Several more applied elective lectures are also offered, such as Statistics and Data Mining lectures that lead to the application of statistical methods in data collection and artificial intelligence, Satellite Trajectory lectures which lead to Astronautics, Astronomy Instrumentation Introduction lectures introducing advances in instrumentation technology in astronomy, and Calendar System lectures, which can later be used for the determination of the hilal/young lunar crescent which marked the first day of Hijri month.

The commitment of the Undergraduate Program in Astronomy to organizing quality education has been recognized as an accreditation status by the National Accreditation Body of Colleges (BAN-PT) and international accreditations by the Akkreditierungsagentur für Studiengänge der Ingenieurwissenschaften, der Informatik, der Naturwissen und der Mathematik. (ASIIN).

The educational process in astronomy aims to cultivate analytical and logical thinking skills among students. This is evident in their ability to identify scientific problems and provide well-structured and comprehensive scientific descriptions. Moreover, scientific proficiency is demonstrated through their mastery of laboratory tasks and adherence to solid work ethics. These fundamental competencies as aspiring scientists enable them to stay abreast of scientific and technological advancements and actively contribute to the progress of science and technology.

“To become a pioneer in contributing to the field of astronomy, astrophysics, and other relevant multi-disciplinary subjects, for the benefit of the nation, focusing on the progress in astronomical sciences.”

  1. To administer exemplary undergraduate education in the field of astronomy and astrophysics which produces graduates with strong character and are globally competitive.
  2. To carry out world-class and advanced research in the field of astronomy and astrophysics (and other relevant multi-disciplinary subjects).
  3. To perform community services and development by utilizing expertise in the field of astronomy and astrophysics for the benefit of the society.
Career Prospects
  • The field of research: On a national scale, many alumni perform in research institutes such as BRIN and BMKG or become company data analysts. Some alumni in Southeast Asia and internationally pursue careers at international observatories such as NARIT and STScI or become lecturers and post-doctoral researchers at various universities/observatories. 
  • The field of teaching: Astronomy alumni can become skilled teachers who can boost their students’ interest in studying science.
  • Media: Astronomers can be column writers and editors of magazines and scientific journals, as well as communicate scientific concepts in creative ways.
  • Other fields: Astronomy graduates can also work in other fields, such as software development systems or data analysis.

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