Date: Prior to 1993
I would like to know what careers are available to an astronomer.
Mostly at colleges and universities, although there are a few
jobs in industry. In colleges astronomers teach and do research. The
research could be observation using many different kinds of telescopes or
satellite instruments, or it could be analyzing data, or it could be
theoretical, trying to explain data, or trying to come with new theories of
Cosmology is a field of study that you would specialize in
graduate school. Meanwhile, take all the math and physics classes possible.
If you are good you might get an academic scholarship for college and a
research assistantship for grad school.
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