Astronomers study space objects (ex: planets, stars) and phenomena of the universe (ex: black holes).
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Welcome to your first day on the job! Watch this video to see what a day in the life of an astronomer is like.
While professional astronomers use lots of sophisticated equipment to observe the night sky, the good news is that no fancy equipment is needed to be a beginner astronomer. In today’s activity, you will be an astronomer with nothing more than your phone!
STEP 2: When it gets dark, go outside.
STEP 3: Using the SkyView app, explore the night sky!