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WHAT DOES AN ASTRONOMER DO?
Observes, researches and interprets
Increases basic knowledge
Apply information to basic problems
Develop theory's based on observation
Develop and modify astronomy related programs for public presentation.
Direct the operations of a planetarium.
Raise funds for scientific research.
Measure radio, infrared, gamma, and X-ray emissions from extraterrestrial sources.
Calculate orbits to deter main size, shapes, brightness, and motions of different celestial bodies.
Study the forms of matter and energy
Study nature of time
Study origin of the universe
May develop new military technology
Monitor space debries
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TOP 5 SKILLS
Science : using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Reading comprehension : understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Critical thinking : using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions.
Active learning : understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision making.
Writing : communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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TOP 5 ABILITIES
Deductive reasoning : the ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Mathematical reasoning : the ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
Inductive reasoning : the ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions
Oral comprehension : the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
Near vision : the ability to see details at close range
ASTRONOMER INFO :
Annual wage $96,460
Expected to grow 10% by 2022
Most work in lab or office
Most work full time
I love what astronomers do
I would love to look at space
I do think I would get very bored
I don't think this would be the right career for me
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