With humanity moving into space as a new and very real frontier, Astronomers will be in higher demand for many different new technologies. If Astronomy Majors choose to stay in academics, they can count on a great lifestyle that will have you working with the greatest astronomy equipment in the world. When pursuing an astronomy degree, look for programs that have their own observatories, and the most modern equipment

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ZEISS has an extensive presence in the U.S. with 11 local offices representing our Consumer Optics, Industrial Metrology, Microscopy, Medical Technology, Planetariums, Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology and Vision Care divisions. Visit
Orion sells all kinds of telescopes. Visit
Founded in 1972 and public since 1997, Meade is a world leader in the design and manufacture of telescopes and accessories for amateur astronomers. The Company's innovative and technologically advanced products are recognized to be among the best in the world. Visit
Our innovations are grounded upon a unique blend of technical expertise and real-world astronomy education experience. Our goal is to offer the most cost effective, easy to use, and practical astronomy education. Visit
Type in astronomy and look at all the universities who are hiring astronomers. Visit
Consisting of a silver fabric dome, a projector, a fan, and a vast array of projection cylinders, and supported with training and ample curriculum, STARLAB creates a unique learning environment for virtually every level of education. Although it known as the premier portable planetarium, STARLAB can be used for far more than just astronomy. Best of all, STARLAB can be handled by one person and set up right in the classroom, or gym, or auditorium, or cafeteria. Visit
One Astronomer was also an entrepreneur. Visit
Every city has a museum like this, they are large employers of astronomy graduates. Visit
Great site to see the greater world of physics. Visit
When Max Adler founded the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum in 1930, he recognized the complementary roles of a planetarium and astronomical artifacts. Visit