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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

They Might Be Giants/Ciardi and Howell

They Might Be Giants/Ciardi and Howell

They Might Be Giants are using data from the Kepler mission to classify the brightness changes of giant stars in an effort to understand how the observed brightness variations of giant stars may relate to the different stages of giant star evolution.

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Our Participants Talk About NITARP

  • John

    I think the best part about the trip and NITARP as a whole is the chance to do authentic research and learn the methods and techniques used to tease as much information out of the data as possible. It still amazes me (and this is what I try to instill in the students in my astronomy classes) that we can learn so much from a tiny point of light if we are just clever enough to know how to look at it.

  • Hall

    I have been in education for 4 decades and this one program has given me more confidence in teaching space science than any college training I ever did.

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    I have already talked to my department about adding an astronomy research class to our class choices next year and they are very enthusiastic.