Astronomy

 Astronomy

Astronomy

Definition

Astronomy is the study of the sun, moon, stars, planets, comets, gas, galaxies, gas, dust and other non-earthly bodies < space.com>

What they do

Astronomers typically do duties that include developing and testing scientific theories, analysing data and writing research proposals. They also spend time composing scientific papers and presenting their findings to others in the field. Astronomers primarily work in offices. At times, they might be required to work in observatories or to travel internationally to facilities with specialized equipment. <study.com>

http://study.com/articles/Astronomer_Job_Information_and_Requirements_for_Students_Considering_a_Career_in_Astronomy.html

Modules to expect

Physical Science, Mathematics, Introduction to Astrophysics, Quantum Mechanics, the Solar System.

Careers related to Astronomy

Planetary Astronomer, Galactic Astronomer, Cosmologist, Engineer, Computer Programmer, Laboratory Technician, Science Writer.

 

Books

Big Bang by Simon Singh.

The Great Astronomers by R.S Ball.

The Birth and Death of the Sun by George Gamow.

Websites

www.universetoday.com

www.astronomynow.com

https://www.nasa.gov/

 

People

Neil Armstrong, Mark Shuttleworth, Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Annie Jump Cannon

 


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