Astrophysics Education Is The Best Decision
Astrophysics has been part of my life ever since I walked out of the university with a First-class degree. Although I was good in math and sciences in high school, I never thought of pursuing a career in becoming an astrophysicist. It was at the university that I developed keen interest in astronomy of the stars and planets. Today I have established myself in this career that I love and cherish conclusively.
When I was growing up, my dad wanted me to be a preacher just like he was. Preaching was a career that I liked and hated in equal measures. I loved preaching because it was what my father was doing. But I also hated it, because everyone in my school talked ill about it. My career preference during early days in my life was to become an accountant. I had a thing for numbers and always wanted to be a successful bookkeeper.
There were no signs of astrophysics or any other science related career choice in me during those early years in my life. Later on when I joined high school, I started getting into physical sciences doing extremely well in chemistry and physics. It was at this juncture in my life that I thought about changing my attitude towards choosing a career in physical sciences. My desire was not fully into it. And I had to depend on my aunt Sally for inspiration. She was a top-notch scientist who had a PHD in Geophysics.
She convinced me to work harder in mathematics and physical sciences. I did not disappoint at all. My grades in these subjects started improving. Soon I was named the best student in physics in the school. Unfortunately the inspiration I was getting from my aunt did not last for long. As she succumbed to breast cancer.
The later stage of breast cancer had kept her bedridden for the most part of the year. As a result, my performance in physical sciences started dwindling again. I almost lost complete hope of performing better in science-related subjects. As the trauma of losing a dear aunt haunted me during my latter years in high school.
Life at the University to learn astrophysics
It was at the University that I rekindled the desire to become successful in physical sciences again. I chose a Bachelor of Science degree in Astrophysics as dedication to my late aunt. The first few years at the University were incredible. I developed a working relationship with the lecturers who helped me develop keen interest in exploring various aspects of supernovae and binary pairs.
Key to my successful integration to astrophysics was Prof. Albert. Who was an old hand scientist who helped me do amazing work on stellar energy production. His lectures were by far the most interesting; when compared to what other lecturers were providing. I remember when he introduced the topic of fusion of two protons to form a deuteron. The whole class was dazzled by his mastery of the astrology and astronomy subjects. He explained in simple terms that this was a beta interaction; that can also be given by any of four other co-variant expressions.
The students liked how his explanations were easy to grasp. Henceforth, it became a commitment to be present in all his lecturers. This made me develop a keener interest in astrophysics. So from then on, I can hear Prof. Albert giving out his mastery lecturers over and over again. I graduated from the University with a First-class. Immediately I got a job as physicist at a local space aeronautics plant, which was awesome.
Currently I work as a chief physicist at a local space aeronautics company. I am also planning on getting a Masters degree probably in astrophysics soon. I have now spent two thirds of my life working in astrophysics. Hopefully, I will continue providing practical solutions that explain the rarely seen phenomena of the universe. I am grateful to my friends and family who have supported me over the years. As I battled out on the scientific journeys in my astrophysics career.
I am also looking forward to new challenges that will help unravel more information on the universe. Along with its peculiar characteristics; that continue to give man headaches; as he tries to scientifically explain how the stars, planets, galaxies, and nebular. In addition to other cosmological objects which came into being.