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Astronomer

Job Summary

Responsible for studying the fundamental nature of the universe and making predictions and developing theories based on research and observations. Conducts research in laboratories and observatories.

Primary responsibilities

  • Research the motions, compositions, origins, and other properties of planets, stars, galaxies and other celestial bodies.
  • Study laws and properties that govern space, time, energy, and matter.
  • Study theoretical areas such as the fundamental nature of atoms and molecules and the evolution of the universe.
  • Perform experiments using particle accelerators, electron microscopes, and lasers.
  • Develop advanced materials, machines, and medical equipment.
  • Utilize equipment such as radio and optical telescopes, and space-based equipment, such as the Hubble Space Telescope, to make observations and collect data.
  • Research objects in solar system.
  • Study distant stars, galaxies, and phenomena such as neutron stars and black holes.
  • Develop theories that explain why the universe was formed.
  • Develop new devices, processes, and other practical applications
  • Work on research teams with engineers, technicians, and other scientists.
  • Write proposals and apply for research grants.
  • Develop mathematical equations to analyze astronomical data.
  • Attempt to find new planets and stars in solar system.
  • Study celestial phenomena.
  • Use high-end telescopes, micrometers, photometers, spectrometers, cameras and radiometers for carrying out the research work.
  • Find and record the size, color, orbits and wavelengths of celestial bodies, movement details and brightness of the objects in space.

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