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An astronomer is a scientist who studies planets, stars, galaxies and other parts of the universe. In ancient times astronomy was defined as study of the unknown and to a certain extent, this still holds true. In spite of scientific advances we still have limited knowledge of what exists in the skies above us. Astronomers focus their research on space to expand this knowledge and also to help us understand various phenomena on our own planet as well.

The goal of every astronomer is to make a scientific breakthrough – discover previously unknown things about the solar system that can help us in our everyday lives. They may also be interested in the development of the instruments that are necessary to the field, such as advanced telescopes.