Astronomy Career

I bring you an Astronomy Career, requested by blueshreveport at MTS. For this career to show up in game, you’ll need Twallan’s Careers Mod:

Patch 1.29 ~ Phase Nine
Patch 1.31-1.36 ~ Phase Ten
Patch 1.38-1.39 ~ Phase Eleven
Patch 1.42-1.48 ~ Phase Twelve
Patch 1.50 ~ Phase Thirteen
Patch 1.55-1.57 ~ Phase Fourteen
Patch 1.63 ~ Phase Fifteen
The Base Game and Ambitions are required for this career. Ambitions is only required for the Lectures metric in Level 10, so I don’t know what would happen if this was installed without Ambitions. It was made with patch 1.33 and works with 1.33-1.63 and should work with lower patch levels, although if it doesn’t, please let me know.
The career is written in English and currently supports French, German, Danish, Portuguese, Swedish, Polish and Spanish translations (thanks to lilyputienne, Swan_Dive, Misling, Giovanna_Pires, Simki, Chomiczka, Jarmi and vini for the translations!). I’ll include translation instructions at the end.

This career is based at the Science Lab. It has ten levels and focuses mainly on the Logic and Handiness skills, but also uses the Charisma and Writing skills.
Right now, there are no uniforms but I will be adding some in the near future. There are also no opportunities, although I do plan on adding some when I learn how.
There are two custom tones:
Stargaze, which builds Logic skill
Record Findings, which builds the writing skill.
Elder sims can also retire from the career.


Career Levels

1. Equipment Engineer ~ It doesn’t sound like anything to do with Astronomy but it really is. Without you, nobody can use the telescopes and nobody can use the fancy computer systems. You observe the workings of the telescope and can start to sound like a real Astronomer by using fancy technical terms.
Hours: 8.00am ~ 3.00pm
Days: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri

2. Stargazer ~ Something that actually sounds like you’re an Astronomer. Gazing at stars by night sounds easy but it will take its toll on you. Memorise the names of the stars and their positions in the sky and you could be on your way to promotion. If you don’t, you’ll probably be back to trying to sound smart and technical as an Equipment Engineer.
Hours: 9.00pm ~ 3.00am
Days: Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri, Sat

3. Pluto Researcher ~ The world argues about this; Is Pluto a real planet, or is it just a floating rock in space, fooling everyone? Well it now rests on your shoulders to determine the truth about Pluto. Just don’t be offended by the critics who will tear you to pieces when you make your decision. But don’t let that stop you.
Hours: 1.00pm ~ 7.00pm
Days: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat

4. Nibiru Analyst ~ Once again, you’re in the middle of a lively discussion but this time, it’s about Nibiru. Does it really exist, or is it just a figment of everyone’s imagination? If it does exist, is it connected to Doomsday or is that pure fiction to spook everyone into thinking the world will end? So many questions, and only one person to answer them.
Hours: 3.00pm ~ 10.00pm
Days: Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat

5. Galaxy Researcher ~ If you’ve made it this far, you’ve got some determination. So becoming a galaxy researcher shows you’re still determined; or it shows you’re completely insane. But either way, you’re studying the entire galaxy in detail and spending all your spare time gazing at the night sky and researching on the internet.
Hours: 7.00pm ~ 12.00am
Days: Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat

6. Universe Researcher ~ As if researching the galaxy wasn’t enough, you now want to study the entire universe. Your colleagues probably think you’re mad but you’ve gone past caring. You’re determined to unlock the secrets of the great universe and to make new discoveries so you’ll be remembered for all eternity. Or at least for the next century or so.
Hours: 2.00pm ~ 8.30pm
Days: Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat

7. SETI Researcher ~ The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence is on! The world wants to know if we’re the only planet with life on it, or whether there are life forms on other planets and it’s up to you to find out! Keep your eyes peeled for Unidentified Flying Objects and try to convince the world it wasn’t just another aeroplane they saw fly above their houses.
Hours: 10.00am ~ 5.00pm
Days: Tues, Thur, Fri, Sat

8. Astronomy Journalist ~ After dedicating all your working life so far to studying the sky beyond our planet, you feel ready and confident enough to formally record your discoveries. You spend your spare time writing and worshipping your hero Carl Sagan and wondering if one day, you’ll be as famous as he. Probably not, but you just never know.
Hours: 9.00am ~ 3.00pm
Days: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri

9. Project Head ~ Stunned by your discoveries, you’ve been appointed the head of a top secret project that nobody must hear about (you ignore the fact it was announced in the paper last week). You’ve shown promise in your field and so long as your thoughts are clear and well organised, you’ll prove to the world that you know your stuff. Either that, or you’re still using fancy words to sound smart, in which case you’ll soon be found out.
Hours: 9.00am ~ 2.00pm
Days: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur

10. Astronomy Professor ~ You’ve spent years and years researching and writing and banging your head against the wall and it’s finally paid off. You’ve published papers and discovered new secrets of the universe and shared them with the world. Now you can share your knowledge by teaching astronomy to those who share your fascination and enthusiasm for the unknown. Of course, keep up your research; you never know when you’ll discover something completely unexpected! Go get ‘em, tiger!
Hours: 9.00am ~ 5.00pm
Days: Mon, Wed, Fri

I’m not fluent enough in any other languages to translate, so if you’re interested in translating this career into your language, then please download this Language Strings file and open the file up in Notepad.
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Do that for the entire file, then email me your translation to: and let me know which language you’re translating to. 🙂
The career works for me but if you have any issues, please don’t hesitate to let me know and I’ll do my best to sort it as quickly as possible.
Credits go to:
Creon for his tutorial on creating custom careers
ThomasRiordan for his assistance with the STBL strings

blueshreveport for requesting the career and helping with the titles.

The creators of s3pe
Twallan for his Careers mod
Happy Simming!
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7 Responses to Astronomy Career

  1. Lumina says:

    Hi Missy ! I have a problem with this career.
    My sim just got promoted to the SETI Researcher position and there’s a bug. Indeed, when i wanted to see which skills he needed for a promotion, the thing was blank. Then, when i tried again, it seems like he needed the same skills that her wife needed to have a promotion (which has no sense because she’s in the modeling career). Also, when I switch to him and then to this wife, they both have the same “picture” (the picture of the man who’s in the astronomy career). I just took a random picture on google just to show you what i’m talking about: . I hope there’s a solution for this bug to stop cause i really like this career and i don’t want my sim to resign !
    Thank you !

    • missyhissy says:

      And it should be fixed! There was a minor typo in the Skill Metric. Why it causes such a fuss, I don’t know! I had it once before. But should be sorted now 🙂

  2. Lumina says:

    It is now working ! Thanks for the quick response and for the great work ❤

  3. When you say your careers have no Opportunities, do you mean no chance cards or no rewards?

  4. Hi Hissy, How is this career different from Into the future career? Will it conflict with the EP astronomy career?

    • missyhissy says:

      Hi there Mike. I created this career before Into the Future was released. This career is also enabled in the regular worlds (ITF’s is only in the Future worlds). But no, this won’t conflict with the EP one 🙂

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