• NASA
  • IPAC

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

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

  • Odden

    I didn’t know just how much data is publicly available. Anyone can do astronomy – you just need to come up with a question and figure out how to use the archives.

  • Piper

    I think the overriding theme of what new teachers need to know it that, yes, even though you are going to feel overwhelmed at times you need to sit back and enjoy the ride.

  • Denise

    This [whole NITARP] experience will help me understand how students feel when they are presented with new material and don’t understand. I think this will give me more patience and understanding in this area.