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Information on Astronomers
May 23, 2014

Information on Astronomers

Physicists plan and conduct scientific experiments and studies to test theories and to discover properties of matter and energy. Physicists and astronomers study the ways in which various forms of matter and energy interact. Theoretical physicists and astronomers may study the nature of time or the origin of the universe. Some physicists design and perform experiments…

Astronomer salary
May 12, 2016

Astronomer salary

I hear that astronomers don t make a lot of money. What is the salary like? According to the American Institute of Physics the average salary for a Physics PhD. was about $78, in 2. A post-doc right out of graduate school is about $36, a year in physics. Salaries for astronomers are comparable. . In 2004, the equivalent numbers were a typical salary of $60…

Good College for Astrophysics
October 21, 2015

Good College for Astrophysics

Starstruck. That s a fitting description for Zachary Griggs. This self-professed “star nut” came to the College because it’s the only university in South Carolina with an undergraduate degree in astrophysics. Zach wants to work in stellar instrumentation and telescopes, and he’s getting the perfect preparation for that. So far, “Experimental Astronomy” has been…

Ancient Egyptian Astronomers
December 2, 2016

Ancient Egyptian Astronomers

One of the earliest advanced civilizations, Ancient Egypt, had a rich religious tradition which permeated every aspect of society. As in most early cultures, the patterns and behaviors of the sky led to the creation of a number of myths to explain the astronomical phenomena. For the Egyptians, the practice of astronomy went beyond legend: huge temples and pyramids…

Local Observatories
August 7, 2016

Local Observatories

We examine the potential of ICT-enabled citizen observatories to increase eParticipation. We focus in local management processes related to flood risk management. The two case studies highlight divergent roles that authorities conceive for citizens. Citizen observatories do not automatically imply higher levels of participation. Outcomes depend on the role that…

Astronomy Qualifications
April 15, 2016

Astronomy Qualifications

Astronomers study the stars. Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images Astronomers study the universe to find out where we came from and where we may be going. An astronomer may study stars, planets and other matter in space; he may study light and its functions; or he may study atoms and their composition. Astronomers spend time doing research, writing reports, hypothesizing…

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