Astronomers research the formation, structures, properties, and development of celestial bodies and interstellar matter. They use ground-based equipment and space-based equipment to collect data about the space for research purposes.

Alternative label

  • astronomy researcher

  • astronomy science researcher

  • astronomy research analyst

  • astronomy scientist

  • astrophysicist

  • astronomy research scientist

  • astronomers

  • astronomy scholar

  • astronomy analyst

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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