Question: Sorry for disturbing. I have to make an interview with an astronomer for my school project. You have already answered these questions 2 years ago but questions have to be asked by me. I asked the same questions again sorry for that and also sorry for grammar mistakes. Thank you. – Selin
Q:What is your name ?
A: Jeff Mangum
Q: What is your job title?
Q: What is your upcoming salary?
A: In general, astronomers are not paid extremely well, but well-enough to “get by”…
Q: How many years it took you to finish your university [education]?
A: I was an undergraduate in astronomy at the University of California at Berkeley for 4 years, which was followed by 5 years of graduate study at the University of Virginia.
Q: Do you like or dislike your job?
A: Like most astronomers, I do like my job. What is there not to like about trying to figure out how the universe works every day!
Q: Was it hard to get your job?
A: Permanent jobs in astronomy are rather difficult to obtain. It can sometimes take several years to “land” a permanent position.
Q: What university did you study in?
A: As I mentioned above, I was an undergraduate at the University of California at Berkeley and a graduate student at the University of Virginia.
Q: How many years you have been working on this job?
A: I have been on the Scientific Staff at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory for 20 years.
Q: Do you enjoy your job? Why?
A: Absolutely! I have a fair amount of freedom to work on a wide-variety of interesting problems.
Q: How many hours do you spend working?
A: Most scientists spend quite long hours doing their work and research. My typical week can consume up to 60 or more hours at work.
Q: When do you have free time?
A: Mostly on weekends and holidays, like most people.