senara
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#1
Is studying about stars and planets (astronomy) difficult? What course must I do in order to be able to get a career in an observatory?
0
reply
Yasuda
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#2
Report 2 years ago
#2
I did GCSE astronomy, got half marks in the exam and got an F. Teacher told me GCSE astronomy is super difficult because of the crazy high grade boundaries cause adults do GCSE astronomy for fun in their spare time or something? Idk basically that sucked
1
reply
senara
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#3
(Original post by YasudaSayo)
I did GCSE astronomy, got half marks in the exam and got an F. Teacher told me GCSE astronomy is super difficult because of the crazy high grade boundaries cause adults do GCSE astronomy for fun in their spare time or something? Idk basically that sucked
well im doing Alevels, and im kinda lost with what to do abt my career, like I dont know who i want to become and all thts y i hope to talk to some who does higher education regarding this subject because I love this side of physics
0
reply
HertsExRep
Badges: 13
Rep:
?
#4
Report 2 years ago
#4
Heya! I study physics and have had a lot of experience with astrophysics/astronomy through research and speaking to researchers at my Uni.

I think it's super interesting--the wider Universe is kind of like the laboratory we wish we could have on Earth, because that's where all the interesting theoretical stuff plays out on massive scales (dark matter, black holes, etc.).

To get a PhD and then, especially, to stay in the field as a researcher is quite competitive. However, if you set your mind to it and try to get as much experience as possible during your undergrad, then you're well-placed for success! If you want to see what it's like as a researcher, check out this link: https://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/ask_astro/profession.html

If you want any more information, please let me know!
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Should there be a new university admissions system that ditches predicted grades?

No, I think predicted grades should still be used to make offers (616)
33.72%
Yes, I like the idea of applying to uni after I received my grades (PQA) (768)
42.04%
Yes, I like the idea of receiving offers only after I receive my grades (PQO) (362)
19.81%
I think there is a better option than the ones suggested (let us know in the thread!) (81)
4.43%

Watched Threads

View All
Latest
My Feed