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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

Arp 102B/Chary

Arp 102B/Chary

Using Spitzer Space Telescope infrared spectra to detect the structure around the supermassive black hole at the center of the active galaxy Arp 102B.

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Our Participants Talk About NITARP

  • Mccutcheon

    I enjoyed the whole week [at my first AAS]. The aspect that was best was connecting with my teammates. The personal contact at this early stage was important.

  • Melton

    [I did not anticipate] meeting a Nobel Prize Winner – Saul Perlmutter – and getting a picture with him.

  • Edwards

    This experience convinced me even further that I can push myself to learn even more each and every day. I started out feeling very overwhelmed and unprepared last year. I forced myself to work through my unease and wound up much more comfortable. I learned that astronomers are much more down-to-earth than I envisioned a lot of them to be and so many of them are very willing to go out of their way to explain things when we have questions.