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Is there a way for me to study about astronomy?

Some of you may say, yeah there is its called be an astronomer. I know that already, but my grades really aren't that great. Is there a job that I can do to be able to study space as a career or is there at least a way to become an astronomer or something and get myself into a school that would allow me to do so. I love the universe and want to learn more I would love for it to be a career please help.

Asked By: - 1/21/2010
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There are several very different career paths related to astronomy. If you are in the USA, there are now over 2000 planetariums, ranging from small portables in schools to giant installations in major museums. Most do not require a PhD, but a knowledge of astronomy and an ability to connect with a class or audience... More
Answered By: tham153 - 1/21/2010
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Well if you are so interested in Astronomy take this quote and remember it- Science is truly a great thing when one doesn't have to earn a living at it. That means you can study in your free time on the internet. But if you want a job in it I suggest maybe teaching it? Because perhaps you might learn more about it.
Answered By: Jason - 1/21/2010
 
You don't need straight A's to be a scientist, you only need a degree. Start taking classes in astronomy and astrophysics. You'll need a pretty strong math background, too. Once you've enrolled in the program keep your eyes open for internships and such. The astronomy community is just that - a community. Become a... More
Answered By: NoPlate - 1/21/2010
 
Chance favors the prepared mind. So, prepare ... you've got time to figure it all out. See if there's an astronomy club in your area and talk to members; check with local colleges and universities, go to the library and ask the librarian for information on the jobs in cosmology and astronomy. Meanwhile, here's a... More
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