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How to Aim for a Career in Astronomy

How to Aim for a Career in Astronomy


Name: Rohit
Location: Kerala
Standard: 11th
Please give me information on how to build a career in astronomy.

(This has been answered by a research scholar working in the field of astrophysics).

As per the saying success is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration. Hence to achieve success one needs to put lot of hard work and there are no short cuts to success

Here in the field of astrophysics understanding the basics of physics and mathematics is a must to master the subject. Solving problems from Halliday/Resnick, Irodov will help to understand the concepts. Problem solving is the best way to give a final check of one’s understanding of the subject. Also go through the website It conducts a nationwide exam for integrated master’s program after 12th standard. This is a great chance for anyone to give a head start. Also there is other possibility that one can do B.Sc. in Physics and Maths as a subsidiary subject. While continuing your B.Sc. degree you still need to master subject and solve numerous problems.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

About  my  Research

I  am a student of designing(AUTO-CAD, mechanical ,3-d max) I lived in a village & My father is an electrician ,the workshop is at home . So from childhood my hobby is for science &tech, my mother bring for me technical toys from a fair .Thus I always experiment on electrical instruments at home’s lab &In my dreams comes many design of modern age machine .So I want to be a scientist . I love my India very much ,In my schooldays I always participate in the play of patriotisms like Revolutionar Sh. Bhagat  singh .When I was study in class of 12th science(in2003) ,then I get a lot of  science &tech knowledge(physics ,chemistry & electronic),like lasers ,anti-matter energy ,GPRS etc. In 2003’summer vacation I went to J&K boarder with my uncle for walk, then I have notes many drawbacks in our Army to fight against terrorist, for fight against few terrorist we lost many brave soldiers of our Army, then  I notes that ,we have brave soldier ,&used many modern Armaments but, despite it we are unable to destroy to terrorism .


Hence I decided that I always experiment on Army defence instruments for our nation .So I have manufacturing a UAV(also with a robotic arm)[unmanned aerial vehicle ] scinc2003,for Aerial carry for BSF ‘s armaments .For its experiments used a bike engine in this machine with gear box( 100cc,7.8hp,4-stroke hero Honda ,weight 20kgs).Now when I operate this machine it is very heavy (40kgs) but the fan thrust is only 12kgs,when I experiment  for its test flying any body complained to polis then it published  in our area’s news paper (Amar  Ujala) so our district police arrest me & my machine .But now  i am free & i want to complete my machine . our District magistrate give me some instructions for complete it .But there is a big problem the bike engine is not ideal for my machine (because its thrust was 12kg but I need 40kg )so I want a high specific power & light weight engine ,in Defence expo 2010 in Delhi When I saw DRDO(VRDE)’s high power to weight ratio single cylinder engine ,which is ideal for my UAV ,but VRDE say that this engine is not for sells .So for my UAV is incomplete now ,if anybody afford this engine for my project then my project will be very useful for Anti-terrorist operations & other purpose as Surveillance & reconnaissance .


To work in astronomy field

Hello sir,

I am ***** from indore. i am doing my engg. and in 1st year, 1st semester in electronics and communication branch. I really dont wanna be an engg. and wanna go in the field of astronomy. For that i planed to complete my engg. and then go for GRE and will do my M.S. from astronomy and finally a space scientist after some P.HDs and some work experiences. For that i am up to build my profile by attending conferences and involving myself in different works related astronomy.


Thats what i planned. now please suggest me some better way of becoming a space scientist. Please suggest me ways to build up my profile and gather knowledge and certificates as well. Suggest me to from where and how to join some diploma courses related to this field so as to gain knowledge and make my profile so strong that any university abroad would accept me happily and finally turn me into the best space scientist of the world.

Please help me out.

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