Astronomers

(NOC 2111)
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Career Description

Physicists conduct theoretical and applied research to extend knowledge of natural phenomena and to develop new processes and devices in fields such as electronics, communications, power generation and distribution, aerodynamics, optics and lasers, remote sensing, biotechnology, medicine and health. They are employed by electronic, electrical and aerospace manufacturing companies, telecommunications companies, power utilities, university and government research laboratories, hospitals and by a wide range of other processing, manufacturing, and research and consulting firms. Astronomers conduct observational and theoretical research to extend knowledge of the universe.

Duties May Include


  • Design and conduct observational surveys, conduct detailed analyses and develop numerical models to extend knowledge of celestial bodies and cosmic radiation
  • Develop or participate in the development of instrumentation and software for astronomical observation and analysis.
  • Astronomers may specialize in fields such as astrophysics, observational or optical astronomy and radio astronomy.

Examples of Titles

Astronomer
Astrophysicist

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Astrophysics Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Astrophysics Bachelor; Honours
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Physics and Astronomy Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Physics and Astronomy Bachelor; Honours
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University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Astrophysics Bachelor; Honours
Astrophysics Bachelor
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Western University
London, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Astrophysics Bachelor; Honours
Integrated Science with Astrophysics Bachelor; Honours
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University of Manitoba - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA

Related Program(s):
Physics and Astronomy Doctorate
Physics and Astronomy Master
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Modified on January 26, 2022