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NASA/IPAC Teacher
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

GLAST/Lacy

GLAST/Lacy

AGN Spectral Energy Distributions of GLAST Telescope Network Program Objects: Combining data from the Gamma-Ray Large Area Telescope (GLAST) and infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope and ground based optical measurements from amateur astronomers to determine the emission mechanisms from around a supermassive black hole in a nearby galaxy.

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Our Participants Talk About NITARP

  • Merrill

    I did not anticipate the amount of people that were not "NITARP" but instead simply "fellow" astronomers and researchers that came by our team's poster to discuss our findings. That for me was [..] was a most pleasant surprise.

  • Mike

    I really enjoyed meeting members of the other NITARP teams and comparing their experience to mine. Everyone’s experience was different, but there seemed to be an overwhelming consensus that NITARP was the most significant, educational, and enjoyable professional development experience they have ever had. I could not agree more.

  • Thompson

    The more I talked with astronomers and support staff at the different booths [at my first AAS], the more I began to realize that being a teacher, and an amateur astronomer, is really very different from being a professional astronomer.