Do you love what you do?
Do you love what you do? I’m assuming you love space science, or you wouldn’t be sitting there at your desk reading this, or catching a moment to look at it on your ipad over break or lunch. But do you love what you *do* everyday?
It’s an interesting question, one that was brought to mind by the words of the gentleman scientists over at The Finch and the Pea. Mike speaks of graduate students running repetitive experiments or tending cell cultures, and he makes the point that there are several ways to do science – precision data taking being only one of them. In our field, the opportunities are even larger, with our day jobs consisting of everything from spectroscopy on nm size interstellar dust to field work to driving a rover on Mars or planning the next mission to just about any target in the Solar System.
Planetary Science is a wide-ranging field, with many different ways to contribute.
What do you find yourself doing most, and is that the part of your work that you most enjoy?