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What type of education is required to become an astronomer?
September 08, 2012 10:38PM
There is many different kinds of astronomers. Most are backyard astronomers, this requires only a telescope to get going. You might even be able to find a nearby astronomy club with a communal telescope.
Professional astronomers are usually educated as such from Universities. Most have a background in physics, with a dissertation or thesis in astronomy.
Worldwide there is only approximately 20,000 professional astronomers.