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Here's a list of answers to your question written by some of my colleagues here at the University of Santa Cruz: Here's a list of answers to your question written by some of my colleagues here at the University of Santa Cruz:
-http://www.ucolick.org/~mountain/AAA/astronomer.html+http://www.ucolick.org/~mountain/AAA/aaa_old/astronomer.html
I'd like to add that as an astronomer, there are two main paths to the profession. Some of us (the "observers") like observing with big telescopes, which is accomplished by traveling in exotic places in search of the darkest nights and the clearest skies. They go to Chile or Hawaii and get exciting new data to either confirm their theories or to make new surprising discoveries. Others (the "theorists") like to make discoveries by applying math and physics to understand how the universe works, how it came to be and why it looks they way it does when you go out on a dark, starry night. They use both extremely powerful computers  and the power of their brains to get insights into the complexity of our universe. Many astronomers are well-versed in both venues. I'd like to add that as an astronomer, there are two main paths to the profession. Some of us (the "observers") like observing with big telescopes, which is accomplished by traveling in exotic places in search of the darkest nights and the clearest skies. They go to Chile or Hawaii and get exciting new data to either confirm their theories or to make new surprising discoveries. Others (the "theorists") like to make discoveries by applying math and physics to understand how the universe works, how it came to be and why it looks they way it does when you go out on a dark, starry night. They use both extremely powerful computers  and the power of their brains to get insights into the complexity of our universe. Many astronomers are well-versed in both venues.
 
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