Articles on Astronomer


Interview With An Astronomer: Gregory Rudnick

I’ve wanted to be a scientist almost as long as I can remember but my first real exposure to astronomy was in my sophomore year of high school when I took a Saturday morning class at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. From then on I knew that I loved astronomy.

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The General Characteristics Of An Astronomer's Job

Astronomers study celestial phenomena, including the deaths of stars, the lives of planets and the formation of galaxies.

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A Day In The Life Of An Astronomer

I sat down with three academics from Warwick’s Astronomy and Astrophysics Group to find out what really goes on behind the scenes.

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Careers In Astronomy: What Am I Doing With My Life??

Going to graduate school is a large commitment, and making the decision to do so can be a stressful process. In astronomy, in particular, I have encountered numerous students plagued by a series of ‘what ifs’, all of which seem to stem from a basic misconception about what going to astronomy graduate school actually means for your future.

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Careers In Astronomy

There are many different career options available for Astronomy graduates. Below is a sample of types of positions that are available to Astronomy graduates. Note: This is not an exhaustive list as there are many other careers available. Many positions require additional education or experience.

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Being An Astronomer

Astronomy is the only science in which you cannot perform experiments directly ; you can’t weigh, touch or smell your subject matter… You can only observe the radiation ( visible light, radio, infra-red) which comes to earth.

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