Hi, I'm a high school senior and I am interested in astronomy. I have never been good at any kind of math so I didn't think I would be a good astronomer. after reading through questions on your website it kind of changed my mind. I was wondering, i am really good with and I use computers a lot. I am also very artistic, I can draw good and make things with clay. is there some way I could get a job, making models and graphics for astronomers? and do this without a lot of schooling?
There are people who make the 'artist's conception' images of astronomical objects and do a very good job (usually) of helping astronomers put across concepts to the general public. Take a look at all these wonderful images: Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Lynette Cook is someone who actually does this. Check out her website, especially the biography to see how she got into it.
Karen was a graduate student at Cornell from 2000-2005. She went on to work as a researcher in galaxy redshift surveys at Harvard University, and is now on the Faculty at the University of Portsmouth back in her home country of the UK. Her research lately has focused on using the morphology of galaxies to give clues to their formation and evolution. She is the Project Scientist for the Galaxy Zoo project.