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New Mexico State University

What Can I Do With a Minor In Astronomy?

Astronomy, a branch of the physical sciences, involves the study of our universe—it’s origin, its physical properties, its changes, and the distribution of its physical phenomena.

 

Areas of Focus

General Astronomy – study stars and planets (including movement, changes, types and distribution)

Solar Astronomy – study the sun, its radiations, magnetic fields, and plasma eruptions

Astrophysics – study how stars function and change

Cosmologists – explore the observable universe, plot the distributions of galaxies

 

Career Titles

Telescope Operator
Instrument Maker
Photographer
Research Scientist
Computer Programmer
Optical Design Specialist
Mathematical Technician
Particle Physicist
Aerospace Engineer
Professor
Planetarium Guide/Lecturer
Special Librarian
Museum Exhibits Planner
Cartographer
Military Officer
Technical Writer
Educational TV Advisor
System Support Representative
Information Specialist
Newspaper Science Writer
Navigation Equipment Specialist
Flight Management Analyst
Special Effects Artist
Sales
Technical Equipment
Acoustical Engineer
Astronomer
Biophysicist
Electrical Engineer
Geophysicist
Metallurgical Engineer
Mineralogist
Optical Physicist
Research Technician Systems Analyst
Acoustical Physicist
Aerospace Engineering Technician
Astrophysicist
Geologist
Oceanographer
Radiographer
Seismologist

 

Career Related Websites

American Astronomical Society