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Topic: If Schubert were alive today, would he go into astronomy?  (Read 1522 times)

Offline octave_revolutionary

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Just watch this video and decide for yourself....... ;)

Offline pencilart3

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Re: If Schubert were alive today, would he go into astronomy?
Reply #1 on: April 09, 2016, 11:14:27 PM
Nobody can make a living with astronomy these days. And he had better not I like the music much better.
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Re: If Schubert were alive today, would he go into astronomy?
Reply #2 on: April 10, 2016, 11:22:06 PM
By "astronomy", I meant "astrophysics" or "cosmology" as opposed to mere
amateur-level star gazing.... There's simply something so truly cosmic in this music, I just can't help wondering:

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Re: If Schubert were alive today, would he go into astronomy?
Reply #3 on: April 11, 2016, 03:21:08 AM
professional astronomers make loads of money, idk what pencil is talking about.

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Re: If Schubert were alive today, would he go into astronomy?
Reply #4 on: April 11, 2016, 03:44:49 AM
professional astronomers make loads of money,

Is that so in US? I am friends with a couple here. Just like most scientists involved with research that is not immediately commercially applicable, they are pretty low paid considering the lenght of their studies. It's much easier to get a really well paid job in many other fields of Physics.

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Re: If Schubert were alive today, would he go into astronomy?
Reply #5 on: April 11, 2016, 01:23:34 PM
Is that so in US? I am friends with a couple here. Just like most scientists involved with research that is not immediately commercially applicable, they are pretty low paid considering the lenght of their studies. It's much easier to get a really well paid job in many other fields of Physics.

This is of course relative, considering the cost of living is higher in Finland. However, the starting salary for astronomers ranges around 40K-50K and 90K-110K for those late in their career. Sure it may be nothing compared to business CEOs, doctors or millionaires, but imo thats more than enough when it comes to making a living lol.

OP: astronomy is the OLDEST field in science, some say that science took its first steps when men began to wonder about the stars and their place among them. If schubert, a man living in a critical period for observational astronomy thanks to the invention of things like spectroscopy, wasnt interested in astronomy back then i doubt hed be interested in it now.

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Re: If Schubert were alive today, would he go into astronomy?
Reply #6 on: April 11, 2016, 02:00:53 PM
I didn't know somebody could make that much by watching stars pass. Just send out the hubble lol
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Re: If Schubert were alive today, would he go into astronomy?
Reply #7 on: April 11, 2016, 02:23:23 PM
I didn't know somebody could make that much by watching stars pass. Just send out the hubble lol

That's because, my dear Noah-kun, you don't know or understand much about astronomy. I guess the gross over-simplification for the field would be "watching stars pass." Also, please remember that knowing how to read and analyze data requires a great deal of knowledge in physics and mathematics, which is something that the hubble telescope can't provide.

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Re: If Schubert were alive today, would he go into astronomy?
Reply #8 on: April 11, 2016, 04:09:23 PM
Dude take a chill pill I was obviously joking, Milton-kun
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Re: If Schubert were alive today, would he go into astronomy?
Reply #9 on: April 11, 2016, 05:09:11 PM
Lol, I did think it was pretty clear you were just trolling around a bit, pencilart3, but it's funny (or not) the way posts' meanings are sometimes just not that clear, unless you use those cute little faces or something like that.  ;) ...See?

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