STEAM Career of the Week – Astronomer


Galileo Galilei

Job Description:  Observe, research, and interpret astronomical phenomena to increase basic knowledge or apply such information to practical problems.

Education:  Doctorate, Master’s, Post-doctoral

Possible Job Titles:  Professor, Astronomer, Research Scientist, Scientist, Astrophysicist, Lunar and Planetary Institute Director

Possible Employers:  Government, Academia, private corporation

Famous Astronomers:  Galileo Galilei (father of modern astronomy), Annie Jump Cannon (cataloging/classification advancements), Caroline Herschel (discovered many comets)