What is the difference between astrophysics and astronomy?

Particularly in terms of college degrees and job opportunities/salaries post graduation.

2 Answers
Jan 19, 2016

astronomy focuses on observation while astrophysics applies principles of physics to the the entire cosmos. Both focus on the cosmos (universe). think about this way: one is observational science with minimal mathematics, the other deployed a heavy dose of mathematical physics...

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yonas

Nov 9, 2016

Answer:

astrophysics is more to do with physics

Explanation:

while astronomy is the study of the vast universe around us... astrophysics is applying the laws of physics into the study of the universe