Observe, research, and interpret astronomical phenomena to increase basic knowledge or apply such information to practical problems.

Key Competencies * Analytical Thinking * Initiative * Persistence * Achievement/Effort * Innovation * Independence * Integrity * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Stress Tolerance

Representative Tasks * Analyze research data to determine its significance, using computers. * Collaborate with other astronomers to carry out research projects. * Study celestial phenomena, using a variety of ground-based and space-borne telescopes and scientific instruments.


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Job Family Life, Physical, and Social Science

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