The sky has fascinated human beings since time immemorial. This writing talks about the work of the Astronomer.
An astronomer’s job entails the study of phenemona in space. This includes the research on planets, stars and galaxies.
Professional astronomers are usually very highly educated. They often have PhD in physics or astronomy qualifications. Modern astronomers use charge-coupled device camera to record and explore space. Telescopes are not so often used. Occasionally, astronomers will visit an observatory or satellite control station.
There are two main groups of astronomers namely the Theorists and Observers. Both groups works on the common objective of enhancing the knowledge in astronomy.
Employment opportunities for astronomers can be found within universities and research organisations or institutes.