Astronomers apply equal measures of analytic thinking and imagination, logic and intuition, to answer the most fundamental questions about the cosmos: What are stars and planets? How did they evolve? Why does the night sky look the way it does? Does life exist among the stars? How did the universe get here? How will it end? If astronomy seems a rigorous science, it's because the objective of astronomers is nothing less than to understand the nature of the universe. It takes a special person to pursue this objective; one who likes to challenge and be challenged..
Employment Tag Definition: Everything related to getting and keeping a job and the Employment Committee.
- Internships are listed in the Education Learn section and tagged as Employment.
- ALL astronomy fellowships are published in the Job Register not the main website.
- Science policy fellowships are listed in the Policy Resources section and tagged as Employment.
- A separate tag for Professional Development may be added if needed.
The Employment Committee of the AAS recently conducted a survey that showed a great interest from our constituents on the variety of career paths taken by astronomers. If you are an astronomer working in a non-traditional job, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact us at email@example.com and help us make this page a more effective mentoring and networking tool.
Academic Career Information
Sites that publish astronomy-related job advertisements.