Career Questions tagged Astrophysics

Any recomendations for Astronomy/Astrophysics colleges?

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Active Sep 11 '18 at 04:31 AM

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What are ways to increase your changes of being accepted to four year colleges, despite being from a low income area?

Another question I have is how can I stand out to colleges while being from a low income area that, to me, seems to limit my opportunities? I have had personal experiences losing great opportunities due to where I am from. #college #high-school #low-income-area #workforce #steam #stem...

#space-exploration #space #career #science #advice #medicine #planetary-science #engineering #forensics #astrophysics #astronomy #technology #pharmaceuticals #math

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Ken Simmons’s Avatar Jamie Chui’s Avatar Michael Trocchia PE, CPIM’s Avatar Rehana Wolfe, M.A.’s Avatar
Active Sep 13 '18 at 01:37 AM

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Posted by Ahlyia L.’s Avatar Ahlyia L.
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What are the challenges I may face pursuing a career in science, and how can I stand out among the rest?

For my first two years in high school I have been studying biotechnology and I have been working diligently in preparing myself for college and the workforce. Though I have not decided on an exact career, I am deeply considering one within forensics, pharmaceuticals, or in the space exploration...

#forensics #women-in-stem #high-school #pharmaceuticals #planetary-science #science #medicine #workforce #stem #career #future #student #astrophysics #biotechnology #space-exploration #technology #steam #nasa

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Ken Simmons’s Avatar Derek Jernigan’s Avatar Molly MacLeod, PhD’s Avatar
Active Dec 06 '18 at 02:04 AM

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Posted by Ahlyia L.’s Avatar Ahlyia L.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential The thing that will make the most difference is how well ...

Is space exploration a foreseeable sight within the near future?

Space exploration has always fascinated me, but space exploration, or at least chatter pertaining to space exploration, has dulled immeasurably in the past few years. Have we given up on manned space expeditions? #astronomy #space #nasa #physics...

#astrophysics

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Active Jan 03 at 02:51 AM

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What skills do I have to posses if I want to major in physics?

Physics is a very interesting field of science and very challenging. But, besides advanced math what else does this field require me to qualify for? #majors #physic...

#astrophysics

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Active Feb 10 at 01:21 AM

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Posted by Hanana F.’s Avatar Hanana F.
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Sheila Jordan, PMP | Senior Technical Project Manager at AT&T Hello Hanana: To study physics, you should take as much high ...

Educationally, what do astronauts really need to know?

Becoming an astronaut is really challenging. Sometimes it really makes me confused about what an astronaut needs to know, I know they need to be physically fit, meet the requirements for some tests, and other; but, what do they need to really study and train? #astronaut #astrophysics...

#career-path #astronomy

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Active Aug 13 '18 at 08:14 AM

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Spruce Cox | Retired Aerospace Engineer and Rocket Scientist Thanks for asking this. I worked on the space side of ...

How do I become a part of the space industry?

Hi. I am a computer engineer from India. I have always wanted to make a career in astronomy/space. I am aware there are basically two paths: The phd path through which I become an astronomer but working in academia doesn't attract me so much, I am also aware that there aren't many positions...

#space #isu #astronomers #rockets #astrophysics #astronomy #technology #datascience

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Active Aug 08 '18 at 08:36 PM

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Posted by Nikita D.’s Avatar Nikita D.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential Congratulations on wanting to be part of the space industry. There ...

What is the best way to get a job at NASA?

I am planning on majoring in Astronomy and Astrophysics in college and I would like to know the best way to get a job at NASA. #astronomy #astrophysics...

#nasa

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Active Oct 09 '18 at 11:20 PM

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Posted by Gabriel P.’s Avatar Gabriel P.
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Sheila Jordan, PMP | Senior Technical Project Manager at AT&T Hello Gabriel:I researched your question and found a useful link to ...

Research opportunities for physics/astronomy?

What kind of jobs can I get into after college that will allow me to research astrophysics/astronomy? I don't want to teach, I'd rather research and publish scientific papers. #astrophysics #science #physics #research...

#astronomy

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Active Apr 21 '18 at 03:28 PM

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Posted by Cody B.’s Avatar Cody B.
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How can I find internships to get ahead in astrophysics research?

I want to become an astrophysicist and would like to find internships to pursue during summers while out of school. Also any other kinds of physics research would be nice as well. #physics #astrophysics #science...

#astronomy

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Active Apr 21 '18 at 03:27 PM

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Should I strive to be competitive at the expense of my own happiness?

I'm a high school junior that has straight A's and I'm involved in many extracurricular activities. I have a goal to become a rocket engineer because I excel in math, however, I sometimes think that I'd be much happier being a gardener or a janitor. #engineering #environmental-engineering...

#astrophysics #gardening #math #rocket-science

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Active Aug 03 '18 at 05:23 PM

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Sven-Oliver Krauss As this is not a U.S. specific question, I feel entitled ...

What are good astrophysics schools?

I want to go to a college that will help me get the best education in astrophysics, and I’ve been having trouble finding schools that would be good to study this. #astrophysics #college-selection #astronomy #career...

#college

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manish tank’s Avatar Natalie Fein, MSeD, NCC, DCC’s Avatar Greg Roelofs’s Avatar
Active Mar 31 '18 at 04:29 AM

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manish tank | Specialist Network Design Engineer at AT&T #Anthony - yes being Georgia Tech alumni i can definitely vouch ...

Is astrophysics a good career field to try to enter in the 21st century?

I am very interested in astrophysics but I am afraid that after I receive my degree in it that I will be unable to find employment. #astrophysics #career #career-path...

#astronomy

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Ken Simmons’s Avatar Greg Roelofs’s Avatar
Active Mar 28 '18 at 04:35 AM

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Posted by Anthony M.’s Avatar Anthony M.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential That is a very good question? From my years in Human ...

What technical institutes also have good theater opportunities?

I'm looking to go into physics/astrophysics, but I'm also an avid theatrical actor. Are there any universities that are strong in both? #college #theater #physics #astrophysics #college-selection #college-major...

#college-advice

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Elizabeth Coccia’s Avatar
Active Dec 18 '17 at 05:49 PM

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Posted by Abby Lupi’s Avatar Abby L.
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Elizabeth Coccia | Higher Education Professional - M.Ed Hi Abby! Great question! So you will have to do some ...

What types of pathways and experiences in Aerospace/Astronautical Engineering can you assist with?

this is the field that I am going into and I know I as well as others would rather get the main information i need as quickly as possible. #college #science #aerospace #astrophysics...

#astronautical

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Vernon Turner’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:28 PM

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Vernon Turner | Independent Writing and Editing Professional Good for you. This is one area in the U.S. that ...

In college, I was planning on pursuing a double major. I was planning on obtaining a PhD in astrophysics and a bachelors in robotics engineering. I was wondering: how hard would this be and would it even be possible?

I was planning on obtaining this degree so I would have a back-up plan in life. If one career fell through, I could rely on the other. I find both subjects really interesting to me and I would like to make possible careers out of them. In the best case scenario, I could possibly find a career...

#astrophysics #double-major #robotics-engineer #robotics #physics

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Keith Martin’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:48 PM

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Posted by Braden B.’s Avatar Braden B.
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I was planning on majoring in Astrophysics in college with a PhD, but the college I was planning on attending does not offer astrophysics as a major. However, they offer physics as a major and have astrophysics as a minor. Is it the same?

I am asking this question because it will ultimately determine my future. I was planning on majoring in astrophysics because I find the subject matter simply fascinating. The reason why I have my heart set on this particular college is because I was planning on obtaining a double major, a...

#astrophysics #science-phd #double-major #physics

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:48 PM

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Posted by Braden B.’s Avatar Braden B.
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Aleksandr Pevzner | Skillful Neuroscientist - Enterprising Researcher Hi Braden, I'm a bit confused by your question, but I ...

how do I become an astronomer?

I've always loved learning about stars, planets, black holes, gravitational waves, galaxies, any space stuff. but is this a practical career in any way? besides working for NASA, what viable paths are there for a degree in astronomy or astrophysics? is this something i should relegate simply to...

#astrophysics #astronaut #astronomy #astronautics

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:47 PM

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Posted by madison J.’s Avatar madison J.
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Shakeel Ahmed | Technical Support at Dell Astronomy is a very exciting and interesting job, but if you ...

What are "worthwhile" contributions that I could make to today's society as an astrophysicist?

I want to get a doctorate in astrophysics but I don't want to do all of this work and spend all of this money/ pay off loans for several years if I can't do something worthwhile with it. #stem #women-in-stem #astrophysics #stem-education...

#stemcareers

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bridget navoda’s Avatar Shelley Notarnicola’s Avatar
Active Aug 04 '17 at 04:18 AM

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Posted by Kendralyn M.’s Avatar Kendralyn M.
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bridget navoda | Senior Product Development Manager Hi Kendralyn: Consider assisting serious people who seek to establish permanent ...

Why is it hard to find an affordable college or university that offers an undergraduate astrophysics program?

I'm a senior in high school who wants to major in astrophysics and work in that field. The only colleges/universities that I can find that offer Astrophysics are really really expensive and I don't want to pay off loans for the rest of my life. #stem #women-in-stem...

#astrophysics

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Active Dec 07 '17 at 06:10 PM

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Posted by Kendralyn M.’s Avatar Kendralyn M.
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Lori Brown | Facilities Integrity Engineer at ExxonMobil Hi Kendralyn! From a quick look around, it appears that most ...

What happens in the daily life of a physicist?

I want to major in physics and want to know what to expect. #physics #astronomy...

#astrophysics

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:45 PM

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What are the requirements for becoming an astronaut

I am a student and want to become an astronaut. #engineering #science #physics #astronomy #astrophysics #astronaut...

#astrobiology

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Ken Simmons’s Avatar John Vu’s Avatar VGG-Consulting (Vesselin Gueorguiev)’s Avatar
Active Aug 20 '17 at 11:36 PM

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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential Hi! It is good to hear that you have such high ...

Is it better to attend a smaller or larger university?

I am interested in pursuing astrophysics and computer science. The colleges I'm looking at with appealing programs in those fields range from CalTech to Penn State. If it does come down to a decision, what is your opinion on larger vs. smaller institutions? The former tends to have better...

#astrophysics #computer-science #astronomy #physics

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:39 PM

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Posted by Abby Lupi’s Avatar Abby L.
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I want to become an Astronomer for ISRO. Working for ISRO was my lifetime achievement. What are all the qualifications should i need to become a part of ISRO?

I'm studying 9th standard. I'm very much interested to become an Astronomer. #science #physics #astrophysics...

#space

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Active Aug 13 '17 at 06:32 PM

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suraj nayak | Student at Visvesvaraya Technological University ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC) at Bangalore is the lead Centre for ...

What would be the best space study program in college?

To go to a college that matches my interest. #science #physician #physics #scientist #astronomy #astrophysics...

#science-phd

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Active Jan 25 '18 at 08:26 PM

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Posted by Chase B.’s Avatar Chase B.
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Laura Colombel | Healthcare Industry Strategist/Healthcare SMEs/Analytics & Research Chase, Look at schools with majors in Physics or Astronomy. You ...

What jobs are available to Theoretical Astrophysicists and where are they most commonly located?

I am a high school senior, and will attend a four-year college starting in the fall with declared majors in Physics and Astronomy. My ultimate goal is to earn a PhD in Theoretical Astrophysics. Rather than performing research, per se, I like to think and to be around those who have the...

#space #science #phd #astrophysics #physics #theoretical

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Pran Mukherjee’s Avatar Benjamin Larson’s Avatar
Active Feb 20 '18 at 03:02 PM

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Posted by Carter W.’s Avatar Carter W.
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Pran Mukherjee | System Software Engineer at Akamai Technologies The short answer is, "There aren't any." NASA funding has steadily ...

What computer programming language(s) and/or computing environments are most critical for theoretical astrophysicists?

I am a senior in high school and will graduate from high school in a few weeks. This fall, I start college and will double-major in physics and astronomy. My ultimate goal is to earn a PhD in Theoretical Astrophysics. While an undergraduate, it is imperative for me to gain computer...

#astrophysics #computer-science #theoretical

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:25 PM

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Posted by Carter W.’s Avatar Carter W.
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How can I improve my chances of being accepted into graduate school for Theoretical Astrophysics?

I am a high school senior, graduating in a few weeks. I am entering a four-year college this fall, double-majoring in Physics and Astronomy. My ultimate goal is to earn a PhD in Theoretical Astrophysics. #phd #astrophysics...

#theoretical

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:25 PM

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Posted by Carter W.’s Avatar Carter W.
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Greg Roelofs | Software engineer, data infrastructure at LinkedIn Step one is the obvious: get good grades. More than that, ...

What is the job outlook like for astronomers? Astrophysicists?

The University I plan on attending this fall has an Astronomy and Astrophysics program. I've always been interested in space, and like math, so was considering majoring in it. The only thing putting me off from deciding on this major is that I'm concerned about job prospects. I know a lot of...

#astrophysics #science #astronomy #physics #mathematics

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Michael DePietro’s Avatar Vernon Turner’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:20 PM

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Michael DePietro | Medical Director- Respiratory at AstraZeneca I will defer to others regarding the specific job prospects for ...

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