How to get started on astronomy?
- Use the monthly naked-eye star charts in Sky & Telescope magazine.
- Download our free Getting Started in Astronomy flyer (with bimonthly maps)
How do I become an astronomer UK?
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English, maths and science.
- 2 or 3 A levels, or equivalent, including maths and physics.
- a degree in a relevant subject for postgraduate study.
Where do astronomers work in England? The majority of astronomers are employed by universities, but there are a few government and private institutions (such as observatories) that hire astronomers.
Can you do astronomy as a hobby? Amateur astronomy is a fascinating hobby and can be an introduction to several practical and useful technologies. Instruments used in ground-based astronomy range from the unaided eye, to common video cameras, to large computer-controlled telescopes using adaptive optics.