Astronomy Career

By: Nick Coopman

Basic Career Information

We will use high powered telescopes and computer generated models to observes the bodies of space like stars, galaxies, and planets. Do this to make prediction and further our knowledge about the world beyond ours, space.


  • you will have a great chance to find out some essential mineral and precious materials
  • Space exploration is associated with adventure and most people really love adventure, accepting challenges and making impossibilities possible.
  • Discover planets with possibilities of it being life supporting
  • Can be affecting everyone and their daily lives
  • Using lots of old and new technology in this career
  • Analyzing data from samples of objects in space and pictures as well
  • Working in a team
  • Challenging at times
  • Building on top of theories to have a chance of discovering of what's thought of as impossible, you can also have the chance of creating your own theory to change of scientists perspective on things.

Pros and cons

  • The main advantage of space exploration is that it allows us to gain new information about a much unknown place.
  • It is true that space exploration has the ability to resolve some of the mysteries that enfold outer space.
  • Space exploration will also bring a dramatic change to the life of every individual on Earth.
  • If you decided to explore the space, you will have a great chance to find out some essential mineral and precious materials
  • Space exploration is associated with adventure and most people really love adventure, accepting challenges and making impossibilities possible.
  • Space exploration has the ability to satisfy the human desire for adventure.

What you need to succeed in this career

  • Ability to solve complex problems, conduct research and accurately analyze data
  • Strong math and science skills
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Knowledge of specific science-related software program
  • Take astronomy classes
  • Take classes for trigonometry, geometry, and Algrebra

colleges you could attend to earn a degree for this career

Central Michigan University https://www.cmich.edu/Pages/default.aspx Pros: Cheap and High admission percent Cons: High undergraduates, Not as developed and Low population. 1200 S Franklin St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48859


University of Minnesota Twin Cities https://twin-cities.umn.edu Pros: Near state, Cheap and decent admission percent. Cons, High undergraduates, Very High population and Traffic city.

Minneapolis, MN 55455


Columbia University in the City of New York http://www.columbia.edu Pros: Big and well devolved school, Low undergraduates, In city, easy to get to. Cons: High population, Expensive.

116th St & Broadway, New York, NY 10027


Most astronomy positions require a Ph.D. in the field of astronomy, which usually takes 5-7 years to complete. These programs are likely to contain courses in astrophysics, stellar and planetary physics, galaxies, cosmology, interstellar medium and optics. Mathematics and computer science are also emphasized.

Associations/Professional organization for this career 

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