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NASA/IPAC Teacher
Archive Research Program

How it works

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

Chelen Johnson

BRC/Rebull

BRC/Rebull

Star Formation in Bright Rimmed Clouds (BRCs): Using Spitzer Space Telescope infrared images to find optically enshrouded stars that are in the process of formation in BRC 27 and BRC 34, which are clouds of gas being illuminated by other nearby, newly formed (but un-enshrouded) stars.

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Our Participants Talk About NITARP

  • Powers

    I am grateful for NITARP and appreciative for all those that put in the long hours so the program can be as successful as it is. I had heard about the program at a workshop in 2012 and decided to apply since I heard what a great program it is. My experiences have gone way beyond my expectations. Thanks [..] for giving teachers and students the opportunities you do!

  • Johnson

    Many science teachers begin the year with a discussion of the “scientific method.” Our group modeled just that … Starting with a problem, researching background papers, submitting a research proposal, analyzing authentic data, and drawing conclusions models the scientific process in real life.

  • Laurence

    I had a request to present an inquiry professional development for educators while I was at NITARP and the AAS. Because of the amount of resources, new astronomy, lesson plans, and conversations I now feel I can try this with astronomy rather than my fields of practice.