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NASA/IPAC Teacher
Archive Research Program

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I've been involved in many professional development activities and this is by far the best one I've ever done

Chelen Johnson

CM4Seyferts/Gorjian

CM4Seyferts/Gorjian

CM4Seyferts (Color-Magnitude for Seyferts): Using ultraviolet images from the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) satellite and optical images and spectra from the ground based Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) to find a correlation between the color and luminosity of the hot gas around supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies.

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Our Participants Talk About NITARP

  • Sartore

    In its current form, anyone with moderate computer skills and high school physics can download, explore, and begin to understand available data.

  • Piper

    My confidence level speaking to this vast assortment of astronomy professionals has risen significantly, and this translates directly to my ability to convey what I have learned and experienced -- to not only my students but other teachers and my community.

  • Odden

    I love learning about the myriad ways astronomers figure out how to make lemonade out of lemons. It almost seems like cheating sometimes, but it isn't. Astronomers are just so crafty when it comes to figuring out how to make the best use of the data they have.