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Bachelor Research Project (S+N)


Admission requirements

Completion of both the 1st and 2nd year of the Bachelor’s programme in Astronomy or, if this is not the case, authorization for participation by the Study Advisor Astronomy.


The astronomy research project is one of the most important parts of the BSc programme, and takes up almost half of the third year. Students choose their project in the period September-December. Between January and June, the students — alone or in groups of two — join one of the research groups at the department and carry out their project. Projects can involve analysis of new observations, calculating models for astrophysical processes, or a combination of the two. Lab work in astrochemistry or optical instrumentation is also possible. During this period. students get a desk and computer at the Observatory, and attend regular progress meetings. The project is concluded with a scientific report and a final presentation.

Course objectives

Gaining experience with hands-on research, including reporting the results in written and oral form.


See BSc schedules.

Mode of instruction


Assessment method

Thesis and oral presentation.
See also: Grading Form Bachelor Research Project



Reading list

Not applicable.


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Contact information

Lecturer: Prof.dr. Koen Kuijken
Assistants: Mason Carney, MSc / Eva Bøgelund, MSc