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I am now a Tenured astronomer with graduate students of my own to shepard through their PhD degrees. This is a secure, lifetime position. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in astronomy and physics. I conduct my research with the help of numerous graduate students and undergraduates looking for Summer Intern work. I write grant proposals to NASA and the NSF and usually get enough support to hire students and to carry out my research every year.

Unless I grow tired of this university, or look for work within the management of organizations like NASA or the NSF, I will probably stay here until I retire at age 65. I then get to be an Emeritus Professor with my own office and academic priviledges for the rest of my life.

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