(Submitted February 13, 2002)
How and when do astronomers use math, in their career?
In this day and age, you can't be considered a professional astronomer
without using math all the time. It ranges from the trivial, like
unit conversion (what is the velocity of a star in kilometers per second
as opposed to miles per hour?), to the very advanced.
You can get the flavor of the kind of math astronomers use by trying
out some of our "You Be the Astrophysicist" activities:
Koji & Ilana
for "Ask an Astrophysicist"