This week marks the return to school for most kids (if they haven't been there for a week or more already). The post-Labor Day week got us thinking about school and education as it relates to Chandra and X-ray astrophysics.
Over the years, we've gotten questions submitted to the website that ask about what types of things should people study to become an astronomer like this one:
We've also posed this question from the other angle – asking scientists and other people who work with Chandra about how they got interested in their careers and what steps they took to get there:
And, of course, we are actively involved with formal education through our wide range of programs and projects that help students and teachers of a variety of ages involved Chandra and its science into classrooms:
So matter if you are taking your kindergartener to their first day, prepping your classroom for a new group of students, or getting ready for a new college semester, we join you in celebrating the start of another school year.
-Megan Watzke, CXC