Hi there! I'm from Germany and I've been working as software developer for more than 8 years now after doing a math degree. I'm currently evaluating my options for getting an online master in astronomy (most likely JCU). I found this forum while googling for information. It seems to have impressively knowledgable people in it - from the sound of it some make two degrees each day before breakfast It's certainly overwhelming when your not familiar with this system of education. I'll probably post a real question soon.