Career Research Project Morgan Pape Astrophotographer.

Necessary Job skills

To be reliable , trustworthy , and detail oriented.

Education requirements

The only education requirements are to have a high school diploma or G.E.D. A college degree is helpful against competition , but is not required.

Oklahoma School of Photography

The Oklahoma School of Photography was founded in 1972. Since then the school has offered a diverse and complete photography education to train people to enter the photography fields as freelance photographers, studio owners, or to work for employers in the field.

The words I live by

These are the words I live by , because I love the night. I love looking up at the stars & imagining all the different galaxies , planets , and life that could be up there somewhere. I am a nyctophiliac. <33

Role Model

My role model would have to be my mom. Even though she isn't here anymore she still influences me everyday. I hope to be the mother to my son that she was to me. She showed me that you really can do anything that you set your mind to. And that you can still have fun and be adventurous no matter what your age , yet still be responsible. She influenced everyone she knew in a positive way. She was always there to help anyone that needed it. You could always count on her to be there for you no matter what the situation. She was always up beat , happy , and said what was on her mind. And the most loyal person I've ever known. You could trust her with anything , and no matter what she "kept it in the vault". She is the one person I truly look up too.


Astrophotography has come a long way over the years and helped astronomers make new discoveries. In the article , "If Galileo had Owned a CCD" by Jeffrey Baumgardner and Micheal Mendillio they state , "The advent of photography , and then electronic imaging devices , only reinforced the trend toward larger apertures. Put the best detector on the biggest telescope and you will surely make new discoveries." This is extremely important , because without astrophotography we wouldn't know nearly as much about space and what else is out there as we do now. We are making new discoveries all the time that make big differences in our actions here on Earth. It is important for us to know our surroundings.

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