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11 months ago
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I want to be an astronomer. Can I apply in MIT for it?

I am an Asian who wants to be an astronomer. I want to study in MIT but I am not sure ...... Please help me to get the answer to my this question ( please don't get angry on my English)

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11 months ago

To study the stars and the universe, I think you should have proper access to a great observatory either on the college campus or nearby.

Here is a list of top 35 college observatories. The best ones are typically in the southern part of America like Arizona, New Mexico, California, Texas or Hawaii. There are great observatories all over the world but I'm getting it's important not to have too much population density around the telescopes so you can peer into the night sky with the least amount of air pollution or light pollution.

https://www.collegerank.net/amazing-college-observatories/

Here are some top lists of best schools for studying astronomy.

https://www.niche.com/colleges/search/best-colleges-with-astronomy-and-astrophysics/

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=best+colleges+for+astronomy&ibp=htl;splinter&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjsgfuLkYPuAhXXup4KHbHWDAwQiYsCKAJ6BAgBEBU#htivrt=splinter&htidocid=KVYFyXLb83IQ0DZpAAAAAA%3D%3D&fpstate=tldetail

Good luck

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11 months ago

MIT definitely has plenty of programs around this. Check this site out: https://mitadmissions.org/discover/the-mit-education/majors-minors/

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11 months ago

yes... I too want to apply to MIT and my dream is to become an astronomer. So yes, it's a great choice it has an astronomy minor and a pretty cool observatory. It also has a pretty good research program too!!! Go follow your dream!!!

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11 months ago

MIT definitely has a program for that! However, there are tons of schools with astrology programs that are strong, so keep your options open!!!:)

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