Becoming an Astrophysicist A presentation by: Ella

"Not only are we in the universe, the universe is inside us. I don't know of any deeper spiritual feeling than what that brings upon me" -Neil deGrasse Tyson

What is an Astrophysicist?

Astrophysicist seek to understand our universe and our place in it.

Where do they work?

Government and private facilities, like the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

What education is needed?

All astrophysicist must have a bachelor degree in astrophysics, but most have a doctorate. Education adds up to 16 years.

Licenses needed

They must need a bachelor's degree but most have a doctorate degree.

What skills do you need?

You will need to be skilled in these categories: math, science, physics and astronomy

What personality traits do they need?

Team work

You must be able to work well with others to solve problems.

Attention to detail.

Astrophysicists must be able to notice every little detail in a ocean of stars and planets.

Stress management.

Astrophysicists are under constant stress and they must be able to manage all the stress.


Astrophysicist must be able to take sensible risks, while making sure they are reasonable as well.

S.M.A.R.T Goal

I will become an astrophysicist at NASA, after getting my doctorate degree, by the time i'm 30.

Step 1: I will Do classes and clubs involving astronomy and physics in high school
Step 2: I will Apply for the best collages for astrophysics degrees when i am graduating High School.
Step 3: I will Finish my mandatory collage years and get an degree in 4 years.
Step 4: I will Get a doctorate degree after doing my mandatory collage years.
Step 5: I will Apply for NASA's astrophysics department after collage.


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