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'''Astrophysics''' is a field of academic study, a branch of [[astronomy]], which deals with the [[physics]] of [[astronomical objects]] in the [[universe]]. A person who studies in this field is referred to as an '''astrophysicist'''.
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Astrophysics was a required course of study at [[Starfleet Academy]] during the [[23rd century|23rd]] and [[24th century|24th]] [[century|centuries]]. [[Hikaru Sulu]] became fascinated with the subject and initially pursued as a career option following his graduation. ({{n|TOS|sub=My Brother's Keeper|{{nd|Constitution}}}}) During his time at the Academy, [[Tom Paris]] achieved a major in astrophysics. ({{e|VOY|Future's End}})
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During Sulu's first year aboard the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701}} he served as the ship's chief astrophysicist. However, he soon became bored of his role and requested a transfer to another {{class|Constitution}} vessel where he could assumea [[helmsman]]s position. After discussing the matter with [[Captain]] [[James T. Kirk|Kirk]], he remained aboard the ''Enterprise'' as helmsman. ({{e|TOS|Where No Man Has Gone Before}}; {{n|TOS|sub=My Brother's Keeper|{{nd|Constitution}}}})
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==External links==
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* {{wikipedia}}
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* {{memoryalpha}}
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[[Category:Astronomy]]
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[[Category:Starfleet Academy courses]]

Revision as of 22:14, December 5, 2009

Astrophysics is a field of academic study, a branch of astronomy, which deals with the physics of astronomical objects in the universe. A person who studies in this field is referred to as an astrophysicist.

Astrophysics was a required course of study at Starfleet Academy during the 23rd and 24th centuries. Hikaru Sulu became fascinated with the subject and initially pursued as a career option following his graduation. (TOS - My Brother's Keeper novel: Constitution) During his time at the Academy, Tom Paris achieved a major in astrophysics. (VOY episode: "Future's End")

During Sulu's first year aboard the USS Enterprise he served as the ship's chief astrophysicist. However, he soon became bored of his role and requested a transfer to another Constitution-class vessel where he could assumea helmsmans position. After discussing the matter with Captain Kirk, he remained aboard the Enterprise as helmsman. (TOS episode: "Where No Man Has Gone Before"; TOS - My Brother's Keeper novel: Constitution)

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