Hungry Giants- WISE Excesses and Lithium Study (HG-WELS) - studying giants which may or may not be eating planets, and may or may not be ejecting enough dust as a result so as to be bright in the infrared.
One of my students at Niles West had become interested in GRBs as we thought they were the results of mergers of black holes [but we learned this was wrong at an AAS plenary talk]. My student thought it was interesting that scientists could change their minds about how things worked.
After this experience, I’m more aware that beyond just teaching my students good science, my focus should be to prepare them for a career in science.
By far, the most interesting part of my entire NITARP experience is the scientific method applied to the discovery process.