PBS Space Time

Citizen Science

Season 4 Episode 4 | 10m 2s | Video has closed captioning.

The professional astronomer or astrophysicist is a pretty recent phenomenon. In the past, astronomy was often performed by nobility and extremely enthusiastic amateurs. Although it seems like the scientific exploration of our universe is now in the hands of full-time career astro-professionals, a ton of really valuable science is still done by people with proper day jobs.

Aired: 08/29/18

Rating: NR


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