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Should an Aspiring Astronomer Consider Working in Other Countries?

Question: Hello! My name is Tyr. I’m 17 year old from Israel and in a few months I’m going to graduate from high school. I’ve been fascinated with physics, astronomy and mathematics since I was a little boy.  When I … Continue reading

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A Question About Pursuing a Career in Astronomy

Question: I’ve been interested in astronomy and all things space all my life and I’ve never taken the time to actually look into the job outlook until now. Everyone is telling me that if I become an astronomer then I … Continue reading

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Are Grades and Undergraduate Research Important for Graduate School Applicants?

Question: Hi, I am an undergraduate freshman at University of California, Berkeley. I am interested in astronomy and currently in the path of an Astrophysics major.  My question is, what is the most important advice you can give to a … Continue reading

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What Graduate Degree is Right for Me?

Question: Hello! I am very interested in theoretical physics, planetary science, and engineering. What graduate degree is right for me?  — Cole Answer: Most professional physicists and astronomers have doctorate (PhD) degrees.  As for which doctorate program to pursue with … Continue reading

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Interested in a Career as an Astronomer

Question: Hey! I’m Tina and I’m from Sri Lanka. I’m 16 years old. I want to be an astronomer. I’m really interested in the universe and how it started to be this wonderful. What kind of educational requirements should I … Continue reading

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Requirements for a Career in Astronomy

Question: hi there. My name is Calvin, And I’m a twelve year old boy. I’d love to join the astronomers. I just have 1 question. What is required to get a job there and is this job a challenge?  — … Continue reading

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A Question About Changing Careers to Astronomy

Question: I am Viraj Mulay,24 from India. I am very passionate about astronomy and the related topics like stars,planets,milkyway,blackholes,etc since childhood. Unfortunately i could not pursuing career in astronomy. I am currently working in finance department and not satisfied with … Continue reading

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What are the Requirements for Being an Astronomer?

Question: Hey! I’m 14 years old and I’m really into astronomy, it’s my passion, I really love it. So I want to have a career as an astronomer and I want to know what are the requirements because I’m in … Continue reading

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Is a Doctorate Degree Required to Work as an Astronomer?

Question: Hi my name is Susie, I’m 15 years old and I’m really interested in astronomy. I’ve been reading many articles about astronomy from sources like NASA, and National Geographic. Reading these articles were fascinating and very interesting to me … Continue reading

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Following a Career in Astronomy Later in Life

Question: Since my childhood I have been fascinated by astronomy and the unknown objects lurking in the darkness of our outer Solar system. I did different things before going to college in Switzerland in my mid-twenties to study physics. But … Continue reading

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