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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

HR4AGN/Gorjian

HR4AGN/Gorjian

Hertzsprung-Russel diagram for Active Galactic Nuclei (HR4AGN): Using space and ground based ultraviolet, optical, and infrared images to find a correlation between the color and luminosity of gas emission and dust emission around supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies.

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Our Participants Talk About NITARP

  • Paulsen

    I found it most interesting to see the scientific process in action. Scientists were questioning scientists, sometimes fairly aggressively.

  • Senson

    NITARP has been the best experience I have ever had for my personal and professional development as an astronomy educator.

  • Thompson

    I think that the most surprising thing about it was how young everyone was! I absolutely did not expect that, maybe because the amateur community is so much older by comparison, and is mainly composed of retired people.