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Job Summary

Responsible for studying the fundamental nature of the universe and making predictions and developing theories based on research and observations. Conducts research in laboratories and observatories.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Research the motions, compositions, origins, and other properties of planets, stars, galaxies and other celestial bodies.
  • Study laws and properties that govern space, time, energy, and matter.
  • Study theoretical areas such as the fundamental nature of atoms and molecules and the evolution of the universe.
  • Perform experiments using particle accelerators, electron microscopes, and lasers.
  • Develop advanced materials, machines, and medical equipment.
  • Utilize equipment such as radio and optical telescopes, and space-based equipment, such as the Hubble Space Telescope, to make observations and collect data.
  • Research objects in solar system.
  • Study distant stars, galaxies, and phenomena such as neutron stars and black holes.
  • Develop theories that explain why the universe was formed.
  • Develop new devices, processes, and other practical applications
  • Work on research teams with engineers, technicians, and other scientists.
  • Write proposals and apply for research grants.
  • Develop mathematical equations to analyze astronomical data.
  • Attempt to find new planets and stars in solar system.
  • Study celestial phenomena.
  • Use high-end telescopes, micrometers, photometers, spectrometers, cameras and radiometers for carrying out the research work.
  • Find and record the size, color, orbits and wavelengths of celestial bodies, movement details and brightness of the objects in space.