Getting more involved

So you’re interested in space and astronomy? There are lots of different ways you can get involved; whether it’s looking out of your window or using the world’s largest robotic telescope. Below you can find some resources to help you stay connected to the cosmos.

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When we think about what career we would like we usually look at job titles. For example; doctor, lawyer, driver, mechanic. The NSO believes that to find a career you enjoy it is better to think about what interests you and match those interests to a job. By only thinking about job titles it's easy to miss a range of less obvious career opportunities. You might be surprised by how many careers are available working with space.

Human Space Flight

Astronaut Bruce McCandless floating freely
in his space suit
Credit: NASA

How many astronauts can you name? Maybe 1 or 2? Well done if you can name more than 5! But did you know more than 500 people from more than 30 countries have been to space?!