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Someday, Episode #22: Astronomer, Dr. Anita Cochran

Welcome to Someday, where we interview interesting people from around the world to learn about how they make a living.  We call it Someday because one day our curious kids may elect to pursue a career in one of these fields.  In the upcoming months, we’ll learn: How to become an Artist, the best thing about being a Sushi Chef and the most challenging thing about being a Race Car Driver.  Who knows…we might even talk a little ice cream as well.  We hope you enjoy!

In episode #22, we sat down with Astronomer, Dr. Anita Cochran while onsite at the McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, TX. Dr. Cochran received her undergraduate degree in Physics from Cornell University and went on to earn her PhD in Astronomy at the University of Texas-Austin. Today she is the Assistant Director of the McDonald Observatory where she studies comets with the 2.7-meter Harlan J. Smith telescope.

You can learn more about Dr. Cochran and the McDonald Observatory at the following links:

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