"Nothing panned out for years, but [the techniques] did come to fruition. You have to make the investment." --Andrea Ghez
Asked to assess the programs, the panel threw up its hands.
When the funding belt tightens and astronomers have to work on shoestring budgets, resourcefulness and innovation are the order of the day.
“You build bigger, you go fainter, you go deeper, and you’ll have a shot at a major discovery.” --Ralph Pudritz, professor of physics and astronomy at McMaster University.
By age 40, a mere 20% of astronomy PhDs have astronomy faculty jobs at universities (or scientific positions at observatories) in country …
Although Hébrard advises anyone with a passion in astronomy to go for it, he warns that "keeping your eyes and mind open is a good way to start in such a research field."
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