Category Archives: Careers in Astronomy

Academic Path to a Career in Astronomy

Question: Forgive me for asking a question that I’m sure you’ve seen many times over. I’m interested in radio telescopes and a career with them(particularly the prospect of working with the Square Kilometer Array). I’ve been contemplating an undergrad in … Continue reading

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A Career as an Astronomer

Question: I am 15 and I plan to become and astronomer. I’m a freshman in high school. What classes do you suggest I take my sophomore year? Also, do astronomers travel a lot? What do you suggest I do to … Continue reading

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Dream Job Questionnaire

Question: Hello. For school, I have to interview a person with my dream job and I would be very grateful if you could answer some of my interview questions.  – Leo Q1: What events in your life inspired you to … Continue reading

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Astronomer Career Interview

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 … Continue reading

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What Does an Astronomer Do?

Question: What exactly does an astronomer do? I am 14 and I am planning to become a research astronomer. I would like to know what a research astronomer does… like what does an astronomer trying to find out more about … Continue reading

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How Difficult is it to get a Job as an Astronomer?

Question: Hi, I am a freshman and I am wondering if it’s hard to get a job as an astronomer because I love everything about space and I am very curious, but I need to know if I will be … Continue reading

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What is an Astronomer’s Work Day Like?

Question: Hi, just curious as to what astronomers do when the night sky is cloudy and observing is impossible? And what are your regular work hours? Do you start your day in daylight and work into the night?  – Jack … Continue reading

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Are Piercings and Tattoos Acceptable in Professional Astronomer Workplaces?

Question:  I’m interested in pursuing a career in astronomy and was wondering if, in the field of professional scientists, it is acceptable to have piercings or tattoos? I know in many professional settings it is not, so I’d like to … Continue reading

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How Many Years in College to be an Astronomer?

Question: I am a 14 year old girl and want to be a astronomer when I get older. I was wondering how long you would have to be in college.  – Elena Answer: Most astronomers have doctorate (PhD) degrees in … Continue reading

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A Career in Astronomy?

Question: Hi, would you recommend someone to study astronomy from your current work experience? and why.  – Lindokuhle Answer: I suggest that you look over the “Careers in Astronomy” posts elsewhere in this blog for some information regarding careers in … Continue reading

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