Astronomer Job Description
- 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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