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AAS - 2013

The Winter American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting is the largest meeting of professional astronomers in the world. NITARP educators attend an AAS first to meet their team, then they go home and work remotely for much of the year, and then attend an AAS to present their results.  At any given AAS, then, we could have two NITARP classes attending - those finishing up, and those getting started. Reload to see a different set of quotes.

We were out in force at the AAS 2013 meeting in Long Beach, CA! A record number of NITARP-affiliated people attended, including the 2012 class finishing up and the 2013 class getting going. The 80 or so NITARP-affiliated folks made up about 3% of the AAS attendees.

Special article on AAS attendees!  And don't miss Danielle Miller's blog!


  • This whole experience with NITARP has been amazing. I loved the chance to meet so many inspiring people. The astronomers we worked with were so excited about their work that I got excited, too.
  • Again, this is a fabulous experience -- I feel like after several years I am understanding more of the talks, able to engage in a real conversation with astronomers, ask questions one on one, interpret more on posters -- just feel more astronomically literate.
  • I am always impressed and appreciative of the willingness of astronomers to share their knowledge and their time, with each other and with me.
  • I didn't think that a background in programming would be so useful.
  • [student:] I've learned that not everything will come easily (a valuable skill for me personally) and that sometimes I have to work hard and use my brain in different ways to understand what's going on.

AAS - 2013