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Astronomy (F5)

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HESA Subject Description CUG Subject
Astronomy (F500) The specifically scientific study of celestial bodies. Includes mathematics, statistics, physics, photography and computing. Physics & Astronomy
Astrophysics (F510) The study of the physical nature of the universe including cosmology and astronomical techniques. Physics & Astronomy
Space & planetary sciences (F520) The study of the solar system and evaluation of physical measurements from space. Physics & Astronomy
Space science (F521) The physical science study of space beyond the solar system. Physics & Astronomy
Planetary science (F522) The study of the physical science of the solar system including the measurement of the Earth and its gravitational field. Physics & Astronomy
Solar & solar terrestrial physics (F530) The study of the sun and the interaction of the sun with the Earth. Physics & Astronomy
Astronomy observation (F540) The study of astronomy utilising observational techniques to undertake research. Physics & Astronomy
Astronomy theory (F550) The study of the theoretical aspects of astronomy. Physics & Astronomy
Astronomy not elsewhere classified (F590) Miscellaneous grouping for related subjects which do not fit into the other Astronomy categories. To be used sparingly. Physics & Astronomy