• NASA
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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

IR Variability/Hoard and Howell

IR Variability/Hoard and Howell

Variability of the Mid-IR Sky: Using archival Spitzer Space Telescope data to look for variability of stars at mid-infrared wavelengths.

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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.

  • Childers

    I did not anticipate how exhausted I’d get [at my first AAS meeting].

  • Black

    I already had a pretty good idea of how astronomers do science, but NITARP helped me see more exactly how data is collected, processed, and analyzed. It helped me also see that I can do astronomy myself, and can make a contribution beyond my own classroom. Not only can I analyze astronomical data to find scientifically useful results, but I can publish my work as a poster and be part of this community. I did not feel like a stranger or usurper or even out of place – it felt like I belonged.