Astronomer

"Ready to shoot for the universe" Connor Dewick Hour 9

Basic Infromation

  1. 12 different classes are offered for this career
  2. You study the individual stars, planets, etc of the universe excluding earth
  3. One of the oldest fields of science
  4. You work at universities, laboratories, and government agencies
  5. You need a doctorate degree to become an astronomer
  6. The highest amount of money you can earn as an astronomer is 165,300 dollars
  7. the lowest amount of money you can earn as an astronomer is 51,270 dollars
  8. some occupations that relate to an Astronomer are Astronaught and Meteorologist
  9. NASA is a very famous association where astronomers can make a lot of money
  10. Galileo is considered the father of modern astronomy

Pro's and Con's

Pro's: over $100,000 pay, work with state of the art equipment, when you achieve something you get the admiration of the public, and you get to discover new things.



Con's: competition, 60 hour work weeks, and you move a lot.

What you need to succeed

  • take Astronomy in high school
  • get really good grades
  • take other sciences in high school for back up career
  • take advanced math classes
  • take advanced science classes

What colleges you need to attend to

Associations/Proffesional organization's

NASA: (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Address: 300 E Street SW Washington D.C.

Web Address: https://www.nasa.gov


NOAO: (National Optical Astronomy Observatory)

Address: 950 N Cherry Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85719

Web Address: http://www.noao.edu

Phone Number: (520) 318-8000

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Are you fascinated by the the universes celestial bodies. Well if you do NASA has a 5 more spots open for Astronomers to help them map the universe.

  • You will study the individual celestial bodies expept for earth
  • If you want this job you will need a doctorate degree
  • When starting out you will only be payed 51,270 dollars
  • When you become a veteran at Astronomy you will be payed 165,300 dollars

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