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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

Independent Research 2019

Independent Research 2019

These teams worked on their own and presented posters at the 2020 Winter AAS.

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Our Participants Talk About NITARP

  • Thompson

    The surprising part of our research was the time we spent on communication, and the value of saying something out-loud has to understanding it.

  • Piper

    Our kids did a fantastic job of interacting with the many astronomers and educators that came to see our poster. They were poised and knowledgeable and handled questions with ease. I heard many compliments not only about the students explanation of our work, but also about the great job they did constructing their poster.

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    Also revealed [at the 2012 AAS] was the fact that students rarely mention “creativity” and “imagination” when describing science. This tells me, as a planetarium educator, we must do a better job communicating on how discoveries are made in science.