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What do I need to do to become an astronomer?

I'm in grade/middle/high school. What do I need to do to become an astronomer?

I advise you to take as much math as you can. Having high school calculus under your belt will make your first physics classes much easier. Physics and other sciences should be a priority, too, but don't neglect other classes. Astronomers still need to be good writers and communicators, and good grades across the board are necessary for college admission and scholarships.

January 2002, Britt Scharringhausen (more by Britt Scharringhausen) (Like this Answer)

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