NASA Logo, National Aeronautics 
and Space Administration
The Astronomy Career Game
A boy and his telescope

Instead of spending a lot of time doing computer games, I joined the local Amateur Astronomy Club and was an active participant in Star Parties.

I discovered that NASA has education programs that bring in amateur astronomers to help schools and the public understand space science. What a great opportunity this was to work with NASA, and it really helped my college applications too!

Also, I discovered that many local elementary and middle schools were looking for after school help in tutoring students, so I spent lots of hours volunteering for these projects as well. I figured that this was not only fun, and might help me decide on a career in teaching or not, but it would also be a big plus for my college application. They are always looking for students that apply their knowledge and passion in creative ways.

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