The summer visit to Caltech is 3-4 days long and is the only time during the year of work when all the participants on the team come together in person to work intensively on the data. Generally, each educator may bring up to two students to the summer visit that are paid for by NITARP, and they may raise funds to bring two more.
- The Lynds Dark Nebulae team (shown in photo) had a very successful visit to the SSC to work on their Spitzer data with lead scientist Luisa Rebull during June 14-17, 2008. Eighteen teachers and students attended. The team confirmed the presence of a likely Class I protostar in Lynds 425, determining its Spitzer SED for the first time.
- The project on "IRAC Monitoring of NGC 4051 for Interday Variability" got started. This is part of a joint Spitzer/WISE program. The NGC 4051 team visited the SSC to work with Dr. Varoujan Gorjian on their data during August 9-12. Twenty-six teachers and students attended, making this the largest program group to ever visit the SSC.
- The Z Cha team of twelve teachers and students had a very successful visit to the SSC during Sept 28-Oct 1 to work on analyzing their Spitzer data with lead scientists Don Hoard (SSC) and Steve Howell (NOAO).