Currently I am interested at looking into two of the clients provided by the brief. The first is the astronomer. Below is a panel I have developed on this client and some information about them and their lifestyles.
I have done some research into the lifestyles of astronomers and what it is that they study. My research has revealed that they have considerably different requirements to most.
Naturally they must be awake during the night to be able to observe the stars, as such they can end up with more or less nocturnal lifestyles. Astronomy is an old form of science, having been around for a long time now. However it has progressed a lot since it's origins. It has moved from people simply looking up at the stars, to us now being able to look into what distant stars are actually made up of.
A particular part of astrophysics focuses on what stars and galaxies are made from, it is called spectroscopy. This works through applying knowledge which has been gained on our planet to identify the elements which comprise these stars and galaxies. When light is passed through a prism, it is separated into it's individual components, creating a spectrum. We also have a broad knowledge of which elements burn what colour when exposed to fire, i.e. on a bunsen burner. Using all this in combination with one another, we can see which colours a star, for example, is emitting and identify which elements are being burnt. This is called an emission spectrum.
Similarly we can identify the components of a galaxy or gas cloud. If there is a light source behind a gas cloud, and we know what light this source is emitting, then we can see which parts of a light spectrum are being blocked by the gas cloud. This happens because the gas cloud is absorbing the light from those sections of the light spectrum. This leaves black lines on a spectrum where certain elements have absorbed light. This is called an absorption spectrum. We can compare the results from these stars and gas clouds with what we know to work out which elements are present.
Due to this kind of science, a certain quantity of technology is required and as such enough space must be provided to accommodate this, as well as the astronomers themselves. Some form of laboratory may be required for this.