Could a working physicist or astronomer post old documents, calculations, scratch work, memos, projects, publications, or anything else pertaining to their past work? It doesnt need to be something that i can comprehend. Just something representative of the problems you face on the job. Any areas where you were forced to do some creative/critical thinking would be especially illuminating. I must know if i can see myself doing the things that make you guys successful. I know you all are compettitive so there is no need for recent or unpublished findings :). Anything in the past 10 years would be perfect. Any materials you provide will help to educate me and let me know if i am on the right path. I am prepared to do substantial reading and technical jargon does not scare me. It would just be more to learn and discover. Besides, i have teachers to help with things that are beyond google. Also what is the competition between research teams like? How does one face criticism? Does one mistake tarnish a reputation? What is the standard of credibility? What determines worth in the feild (with respect to personel, not data)? How are tasks delegated? Thank you to the professionals who frequent this place rehashing the same topics over and over. Your patience is a treasure to stuents.