From the May 2013 issue

How today’s rising stars got their start

Ten young astronomers describe what sparked their interest in the science and what they love most about their jobs today.
By | Published: May 28, 2013 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
Anna Frebel
For the July story “Astronomy’s rising stars,” I had the chance to ask 10 young professionals questions about their lives and careers. Each had a fascinating story to tell, but I unfortunately couldn’t fit everything in the pages of the magazine. To gain a more complete picture of these astronomers’ journeys, I asked them what got them into science and what fascinates them most about their work today. Here are their answers: