Is being an astronomer hard?
The most important subjects to learn to become an astronomer, are physics, maths, and chemistry.
Take everyone of these you can in high school, if you are thinking of pursuing astronomy (or any other “hard science”) in University.
It will take some real hard work, but it is not difficult, per say..
What are the disadvantages of being an astronomer?
DisadvantagesThere is not a large pool of jobs for astronomers, so it can be sometimes hard to find permanent jobs.There is a lot of schooling involved.You may not ever discover something new to contribute to science.You have to work alone and work long hours.
Is being an astronomer a good job?
Overall it’s a very rewarding job. It’s a competitive field, and I feel very lucky to have reached my dream. As my thesis professor once told me: “You won’t become a professional astronomer unless you really love astronomy.” And I certainly do.
Do astronomers make good money?
Q: How much money do astronomers make? A: It’s hard to get rich by being an astronomer, but most astronomers make enough money to live comfortably. The amount astronomers are paid depends on where the astronomer is working, how much experience the astronomer has, and even how prestigious the astronomer is.
Can astronomers have tattoos?
Answer: Astronomy is a pretty “laid-back” field. Few of us dress up in suits or even blazers for regular work day attire, and the dress code is considered “relaxed”. Piercings, tattoos, inventive hair styles, etc. are all welcomed.
How many years does it take to study astronomy?
Astronomy degrees typically last three or four years at undergraduate level and one or two years at master’s level, depending on the location. Teaching will usually be based around lectures, discussion sessions and practical seminars, including work in observatories.