Question: how does it feel to be a astronomer

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  1. Being an astronomer is great fun! We spend some of our time at telescopes, but a lot of time working with computers analysing the observations we make.

    Working as an astronomer can be very challenging at times, because we are always coming across completely new situations, and we want to understand them better. We need to use physics, maths and computers to build new theories which not only match what we see, but make predictions of other things we can look for. It is very satisfying when we test our predictions, and very exciting when our theories turn out to be wrong! (This means we need a better understanding of the Universe!)