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Astronomer Resume

Astronomers are professionals, who use their knowledge to study various aspects of the universe like the sun and moon, stars, planets and galaxies. Astronomers can design instruments and can create new techniques in flight, satellite communication and navigation issues.


Other duties of astronomers refer to observing and analyzing celestial phenomena with photometers, cameras and other specialized equipments; determining shapes, sizes, brightness, and positions of various celestial objects. Usually, the tasks of astronomers depend on their specialization: interstellar medium, extragalactic astronomy, galactic structure, stellar astronomy or stellar astrophysics.

The first elements that you have to add when writing your astronomer Resume are the contact information with your name, address and phone number; then, you have to add a short introduction describing what this positions means to you. You can also add the summary qualifications describing your most important skills and qualifications. Then, you can add the objective where you should write one or two sentences emphasizing on what are your career aspirations and your ideals.

In the abilities section, you can list general skills, but also specific skills you have gained as an astronomer. In the work experience section, present your previous jobs in a chronological order from your current to the last position you held. Describe what your main tasks were and responsibilities were and add the name of the position, the name of the company and the period of employment. The final section of your resume has to be about your training and education. Pay more attention to your highest qualifications and include any certificates you have gained. In the achievements and affiliations section, you can mention the clubs you are a member of, voluntary work you have undertaken or any awards you have received.

Astronomers need to have excellent research and technical skills and a deep knowledge in computer programs.

Astronomer Resume Sample

Contact Information
Name: David Adams
Address: 121 Columbia Street
Marital Status: Married
Birth date: 21.04.1975


From my experience, I can state that astronomers are professionals, who use their knowledge to study various aspects of the universe like the sun and moon, stars, planets and galaxies.


Seeking an astronomer position with a well known company that offers challenging tasks and potential for a great advancement


Astronomer with more than 12 years experience, who has coordinated research in different notable companies; has published more than 50 scientific journals and who has gained important awards from NASA

Skills and qualifications

  • Outstanding communication and organizational skills
  • Strong leadership and teamwork abilities
  • Excellent time management and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in using Mac, DOS and Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Proficient with telescopic cameras; with observing experience on large telescopes
  • Ability to multi-task and to work under pressure

Astronomer, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD, 2004-present

Duties and responsibilities

  • Studied celestial phenomena with various types of telescopes and scientific instruments
  • Analyzed data with computer in order to determine its significance
  • Measured and analyzed infrared, gamma, radio and x-ray emissions
  • Collaborated with other astronomers in order to develop and implement various research projects
  • Developed software to be used for astronomical observation and analysis
Junior Astronomer, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, New York, NY, 1998-2004

Duties and responsibilities

  • Verified that the instruments are ready for the night time operations
  • Installed and set-up a variety of instruments and telescopes
  • Managed and coordinated the visiting/service astronomers

PhD in Astronomy, New York University
Master's Degree in Astronomy, New York University
Bachelor's Degree in Astronomy, New York University

Achievements and affiliations

Dean's Lister, New York University
Received the NASA Education Group Achievement Award in the year 2000
Member of the American Astronomical Association

Areas of interest



References available upon request

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