I think this [AAS] trip is a crucial part of the program. I learned so much about the many different telescopes, enjoyed the historical presentations, and found the exposure to the more specific research to be beneficial, even if I didn't understand that much about the research itself. It was also a great chance to meet scientists as well as other educators.
This experience really made me realize how broad a career field Astronomy really is.
I’m excited to tell my students about this research and share my experiences from the [AAS] last week.