How Long Does It Take To study Astronomy In South Africa?

What is Astronomy?

Astronomy is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena. It uses mathematics, physics, and chemistry in order to explain their origin and evolution.

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Objects of interest include planets, moons, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and comets.

How Long Does It Take To study Astronomy In South Africa?

Expect to spend around 9 years on your astronomer education, including four years obtaining an undergraduate degree,

two years in a Master’s degree program, and three years working on a Ph.

Schools That Offer Astronomy Courses In South Africa

Below Is The List Of Astronomy Schools In South Africa;

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Wits University

Rhodes University Department of Astronomy

University of Cape Town Department of Astronomy

University of the Free State Department of Astronomy

University of Johannesburg Department of Astronomy

University of KwaZulu-Natal Department of Astronomy

University of South Africa Department of Astronomy

University of the Western Cape Department of Astronomy

Where can I study astronomy in South Africa?

Where to study astronomy

The National Astronomy and Space Science Programme. (run by a consortium of institutions) …

The University of Cape Town.

The University of the Free State.

University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban.

University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg.

North-West University.

Rhodes University.

The University of South Africa.

Is astronomy a good career in South Africa?


Opportunities in South Africa are especially good with two multi-million rand astronomy projects in progress:

the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) and the South African Square Kilometre Array Project (SA SKA), which includes the Karoo Array Telescope (MeerKAT).

How much do astronomers make in South Africa?



The average pay for an Astronomer is ZAR 883,216 a year and ZAR 425 an hour in South Africa.

The average salary range for an Astronomer is between ZAR 616,248 and ZAR 1,109,247. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for an Astronomer.

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