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Astronomy as a Profession

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Library of Past Questions and Answers

    Life of an Astronomer/Astrophysicist

  1. What's it like being an astronomer?

  2. Can you tell me about the different aspects of your job as an astronomer?

  3. How much math do astronomers use?

  4. Are there more men or women astronomers?

    Becoming an Astronomer/Astrophysicist

  1. Where can I find information on how to become an astronomer?

  2. What is the annual salary of an astrophysicist

  3. Are there still jobs available in astronomy?

  4. Who, other than NASA, employs high-energy astrophysicists?

  5. Which institutions offer the best programs in astrophysics?

  6. Where would you go to study astrobiology?

  7. I have a new theory about astrophysics. Can I get it copyrighted?

  8. A student from India wants know how to become an astronomer.

    Becoming a Physicist

  1. Do you have advice for one who wants to be a Theoretical Physicist?

    Becoming a NASA Scientist

  1. What does it take to work for NASA?

  2. How much of a social life do scientists have?

    Becoming an Engineer

  1. Can you give me suggestions about becoming a robotics engineer?

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