Meet the team

Chatting to people who already work in the field that you are thinking of a career is a great way to get a feel for what it would be like. When you visit the Royal Observatory Greenwich you will be able to meet our team and ask any questions you may have. 

How can I become an Astronomer?

We are often asked this question so have written some advice and helpful tips.

See our guide to becoming an astronomer

Coursework guides

You can start your astronomy career by taking a GCSE in astronomy. Take a look at our coursework guides for useful tips on observing the night sky (and the Sun!). 

Search coursework guides

Work experience

Our work experience placement offers secondary students from Year 10 - 13 the opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Royal Observatory Greenwich to see what we do on a day-to-day basis and what our various programmes, both formal and informal, offer to visitors.  The successful applicant will spend one week at the Observatory either during June or July (exact dates will be confirmed with the successful applicants). The deadline for 2023 is 31st January. 

More information on our work experience programme