Only if you look at the past through some very rose-tinted glasses. F1 is safe as it's ever been, as popular as it's ever been (especially in the US), and as advanced as it's ever been. The only series that comes close in technology is LMP1, which rarely has more than two competitive teams and has a tiny global… » 1/03/15 11:22am 1/03/15 11:22am

It's like any other academic job, you spend most of your time in front of a computer processing data or simulating something to explain some other data. That and proposal writing, because astronomy is funded by competitive grants. And teaching, because most astronomers are at universities (I'm at a research institute,… » 12/30/14 7:44am 12/30/14 7:44am