Hi, im kind of new to this forum and im a sophmere in high school. So far my school has been interesting and ive recently been exposed to amateur astronomy. I've been at it for a year and half. In fact ive took it very seriously now. I kind of wanted it to be my career and I do have other alternatives while heading into college. But i looked at job prospects and i am tired of our economy and the way the job market is. What i wanted to do is get a 4 yr degree at some university and move on(my choice is UW or UCSB) and I just want some tips on becoming an astronomer. Any tips guys???