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Travel and astronomy

  1. Jul 20, 2006 #1
    Is traveling a big deal when your an astronomer?
     
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  3. Jul 20, 2006 #2

    russ_watters

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    What do you mean?
     
  4. Jul 20, 2006 #3
    I hadn't been overseas before I started my PhD. Now I have been to Mexico, Canada, India and the US. Astronomers from Australia generally go overseas to work once the have finished their PhD. I am certainly planning to use it to see more of the world (and the Universe).
     
  5. Jul 21, 2006 #4

    ek

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    My astronomy professor last September missed time on three separate occasions during the semester to go to Hawaii!

    Poor guy.
     
  6. Jul 21, 2006 #5

    Phobos

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    The best telescopes are in remote locations. Also, due to different views of the sky (and limited resources), astronomers often coordinate with others located across the globe.
     
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