Career Profiles: Astronomer to Data Visualization Specialist and Adjunct Associate Professor

Latest Career Profile: Doug Roberts, an astronomer turned Data Visualization Specialist for Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope and Adjunct Associate Professor at Northwestern University. He spends 75% of his time on research and content creation for WorldWide Telescope and 25% of his time on his astronomy research. If you have questions, suggestions, advice to share, etc. about this career path, please leave a comment below or on the CSWA site.

The AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA) and the AAS Employment Committee have compiled dozens of interviews highlighting the diversity of career trajectories available to astronomers.The interviews share advice and lessons learned from individuals on those paths. Check out Career Profiles on the AAS site for the compilation. We plan to post a new career profile every Thursday.

5 comments… add one
  • Casey Law Oct 3, 2014 @ 16:47

    A nitpick… I like this series, but every time I click I need to rummage around to find the article. It is a few clicks, at least. Could you link to the actual blog post in the future?

  • Ian Crossfield Oct 6, 2014 @ 19:10

    I concur on both points: a very useful series, and it would be nice to include URLs directly to the articles.

  • Amy Kimball Apr 26, 2015 @ 21:42

    I still have the same complaint as the above two comments, many months later. It’s especially a problem with Doug Robert’s profile, as there is no link to his profile from the AAS career profiles page! PLEASE provide links *directly* to the blog posts!!

  • Amy Kimball Apr 26, 2015 @ 21:44
  • Kelle Apr 30, 2015 @ 12:03

    So sorry everyone! This problem has just now been brought to my attention. This post has been fixed and I’ll work on the rest right now.

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