Career - Astronomer

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Astronomers will observe objects in space, from the earth's surface and via orbiting satellites and will design and attach special equipment to telescopes or spacecraft when necessary. They will make calculations using mathematical and physical principles and record, analyse and compare results of observations. They will develop theories to explain recorded observations and make predictions and also investigate the formation and evolution of the solar system. They will produce star catalogues and tables of measurements for use in navigation, surveying, time determination and other disciplines and also develop instruments and detectors for all radiation observed from the earth's surface or via spacecraft. They will present the results of their work at scientific meetings and publish them in relevant scientific journals.
Avg Salary
Australia  $156,935 AUD
United Kingdom  £79,000 GBP
United States of America  $92,814 USD
New Zealand  $143,009 NZD
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