An astronomer collects data about planets, stars, and galaxies and presents it to other astronomers, then analyzes the astronomical data to make discoveries about space and how it works.
Ontario Science Centre Astronomer Sara Poirier takes us back to the early literary influences that led her to become an astronomer.
Linda, Heidi, Jielai and Kelly talk about how they became astronomers. They are all doing graduate or post-doctoral research at the University of Toronto. Linda is at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics.
When she was 14, Mary Williams from New Zealand already knew she wanted to be an astronomer. Now, at 34, she's a researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics in Potsdam.
Professional Astronomers from Australian institutions talk about why they decided to become astronomers and how they went about it.