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I am in the field of software programming. What skills should I brush up and gear up to get a job in space exploration and the observatory industry? What are various job profiles in terms of software development in this field?

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closed as too broad by TildalWave, Eduardo Serra, Moriarty, Donald.McLean Dec 30 '13 at 16:48

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@san This article from Cornell University's Astronomy Department should help you get started. – Eduardo Serra Dec 29 '13 at 17:47
Thanks @EduardoSerra for the answer!!! – Ciasto piekarz Dec 31 '13 at 10:04
You may have better luck at Quora. – Peter Mortensen Jan 2 '14 at 22:17
I have a perfect answer yet are forbidden by the (Stasi :) police to post. It depends whether you want an engineering or scientific job. For science you need to know physics first and use CS as tools. In both cases, machine learning and data visualisation are in most demand. – Ska Jan 3 '14 at 23:59

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