The UK is second only to the USA in space science and, although only a lucky few get the chance to become an Astronaut, studying physics can certainly help land you a job in space.

You could become a cosmologist and investigate the evolution of the universe; a planet hunter who searches for habitable planets around other stars; an astrophysicist who searches for dark matter and black holes, or an engineer that designs satellites or robots that land on other planets.

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Catherine uses NASA's famous Hubble Telesco…

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Satellite Engineer

Maggie leads a team of scientists and engineers…

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Useful Links

Astronomy Technology Centre

The UK centre for astronomical technology.


The British National Space Centre


Find out more about the European space company

Royal astronomical society

Find out more about astronomy


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