Careers

GCSE Astronomy specification set by Edexcel
The Education and Outreach team, along with some Fellows, have been teaching GCSE Astronomy at the RAS and at local schools since 2015. There are currently three RAS GCSE Astronomy classes taking place, with examinations in 2019 and 2020. One is…
Caroline and William Herschel, professional astronomers.
Astronomers use scientific techniques to study the origin and make-up of stars, planets, galaxies and other celestial bodies, as well as the origin and structure of the Universe in general. Geophysicists apply physics concepts and techniques to…
Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, observatory building
If you are interested in pursuing astronomy or geophysics as a career a good starting place is to get an undergraduate degree. Undergraduate degrees in Physics with a focus on Astronomy or Geophysics topics, Earth Science, Environmental Geology,…