Astronomer

By: Zachary Lancelle

Information about a Astronmer

  • You get $51,270 per year
  • You make $24.65 per hour
  • A doctorate is normally required for government and private research projects.
  • Astronmers work in labs and they also work on a telescope too. There are no physical demands for this job
  • Astronomers study outer space
  • They observe the skies through telescopes
  • They also use spectroscopes to study light from stars.
  • Some determine sizes and orbits of planets, moons, and comets.
  • Astronomers cut open meteors to see what is inside them
  • They also study how outer space acts

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • I like to look at outer space because I think it is interesting
  • I think it would be cool to work in a lab with all of space objects like metros
  • I like to work with other people and that it what I would of been because it helps me solve problems faster


Cons:

  • Might be to much money to because some college prices are really high
  • Might be long hours because if I have some project it probably will take me a long time to finish and I want to get it done as soon as I can
  • Might not get a job because there is a lot of competition for this job

What do you need to succeed in Astronomy

High School:


  • The classes you would need to take would include Physical Science, Earth Science, Advanced Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Advanced Placement Biology, Advanced Placement Physics 2, Natural Resource Management, Biotechnology for plants, animals and the environment, IB Biology HL 1, and IB Biology HL 2
  • You need to pass all of your classes to graduate



College:


  • You need to pass all of your classes to graduate
  • You would need to get all of your homework in on time

What colleges can you go to to earn a Astronomy degree?

College 1: Beloit, Wisconsin, in Beloit (WI). You will learn about physics, math, and computer science to measure the properties of cosmic bodies and events such as location, distribution, and size. Pros: They have football, and baseball. They have dorms so I could walk to school. Cons: High tuition, high cost for books, and on campus room and board is a high price too


College 2: Northwestern University, in Evanston (IL). Specialized accreditation: Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration; American Bar Association; American Physical Therapy Association; American Psychological Association; American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Council on Education for Public Health; Liaison Committee on Medical Education; American Medical Association Council on Medical Education and Association of American Medical Colleges; National Association of Schools of Music; National Association of Schools of Theatre. Pros: They have football, and baseball. They have dorms so I could walk to school. Cons: High tuition, high cost for books, and on campus room and board is a high price too.


College 3: University of Texas at Austin, in Austin (TX). These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent. Pros: They have football, and baseball. They have dorms so I could walk to school. Cons: High tuition, high cost for books, and on campus room and board is a high price too

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