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    Default What is the best university in North america (preferably Canada) for astronomy.?



    Or where did you study

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    Im not sure, I'd say maybe York, in Toronto?
    I know I'm planing on going to St. Mary's in Halifax, put thats just because its close

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    I took the first year Astronomy course at Brock University in St. Catharines On. I took the course to be my easy course and ended up liking it alot.
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    I'm at SMU now! "Saint Mary's University" - Halifax
    So far loving it!
    In January the new Science Building will be complete and we are all moving in there. I can't wait!!!!

    From my research I was down to UofVic (Beautiful area, lots of telescopes there, really good school) everything a positive there.
    I chose SMU for these reasons; not in any order

    1) Family is an hour away - little homesick after being away 10 years
    2) SMU is small. I am second year and have 4 people in my astrophysics class
    3) Access to the 16" telescope with a nice CCD camera. Lots of time to spend on my own up there learning everything, also they have good equipment about 1 hour away in a remote place
    4)Professors there are just as good or if not better then other universities, and mean that 100% I enjoy every teacher. I understand them all, good english skills and enjoy what they do.
    5)Halifax is a university city, Dal is next door. Lots of smart people around, and its a cheap town, very laid back and beautiful!

    UofT - wouldnt consider it unless Im doing a masters there
    Western - No Plus or Negative there. I have a friend did his Ph.D there, loved it!
    McGill - wouldnt consider it as I don't speak french and have no interest in Montreal. Love to party there, would hate to live there. Old, ugly and rundown city. Plus Im a Leafs fan... we just don't get along :P

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    LOL Back in what 93 are you talking about when they made the semi-finals? I was just a little squirt back then I hardly remember!
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    Default Re: What is the best university in North america (preferably Canada) for astronomy.?

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    Default Re: What is the best university in North america (preferably Canada) for astronomy.?

    Thanks for reminding the old good times of 2009!

    However, whenever an old thread is retrieved, a young little innocent cat dies somewhere.
    So, allow me please to close this old thread,

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    Thread closed because of necroposting,

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