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Astronomer Career Interview

16 Apr 2015, 11:28 UTC
Astronomer Career Interview
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Question: Sorry for disturbing. I have to make an interview with an astronomer for my school project. You have already answered these questions 2 years ago but questions have to be asked by me. I asked the same questions again sorry for that and also sorry for grammar mistakes. Thank you. – Selin
Q:What is your name ?
A: Jeff Mangum
Q: What is your job title?
A: Scientist
Q: What is your upcoming salary?
A: In general, astronomers are not paid extremely well, but well-enough to “get by”…
Q: How many years it took you to finish your university [education]?
A: I was an undergraduate in astronomy at the University of California at Berkeley for 4 years, which was followed by 5 years of graduate study at the University of Virginia.
Q: Do you like or dislike your job?
A: Like most astronomers, I do like my job. What is there not to like about trying to figure out how the universe works every day!
Q: Was it hard to get your job?
A: Permanent jobs in astronomy are rather difficult to obtain. It can sometimes take several years to “land” a permanent position.
Q: What university did you ...

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