So you wanna be an astrophysicist? Try this route!
- Leave a well-paying NASA job to get a Ph.D.
- Begin studying solar CMEs ... while the sun is at solar minimum.
- Assessing how the web is kicking print media's butt, consider shifting career to ... journalism?
In general I have a trifurcated career. Sure, I'm a kick-ass operations/programmer/manager 'service worker', but I'm also an awesome simulation/modeling expert and, yes, a brave and bold science writer. Perhaps the lesson to walk away from my choices is that, regardless of which path you choose in science, you're never closing off options, only opening them.
Alex, the daytime astronomer
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