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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

They Might Be Giants/Ciardi and Howell

They Might Be Giants/Ciardi and Howell

They Might Be Giants are using data from the Kepler mission to classify the brightness changes of giant stars in an effort to understand how the observed brightness variations of giant stars may relate to the different stages of giant star evolution.

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Our Participants Talk About NITARP

  • Senson

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

  • Paulsen

    The middle schoolers [from NITARP 2012] fielded questions from an astronomer from the Keck observatory like old pros -­‐ very professional! I can’t wait to see my students do the same.

  • Miller

    I think that astronomy is much more accessible to everyone than any other science. I had no idea all of the data for the research I'll be doing with my team is online!