Careers in Astronomy and Astrophysics | Space Science and Technology Careers

Employment Potential: As science professions go, astronomy is a relatively small field, with about 6,000 professional astronomers in North America. Because of its size, astronomers get to know and collaborate with many colleagues across the U.S. and around the world. This can lead to an advantageous dialogue among astronomers. On the other hand, there is […]

Night Sky Observations

FRIDAY, MAY 27 ■ Bright Capella sets low in the northwest fairly soon after dark these evenings; how soon depends on your latitude. That leaves Vega and Arcturus as the brightest stars in the evening sky. Vega shines in the east-northeast. Arcturus is now very high toward the south. A third of the way from Arcturus down to […]