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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

C-WAYS/Rebull

C-WAYS/Rebull

Cool, Wise, And Young Stars (C-WAYS): Using Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) infrared images to find optically enshrouded stars that are in the process of formation in the bright rimmed clouds BRC 27, BRC 34, and BRC 38 which are clouds of gas being illuminated by other nearby, newly formed (but un-enshrouded) stars.

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Our Participants Talk About NITARP

  • 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.

  • Novatne

    The experience has changed my understanding of astronomy and how it is done, but not of astronomers.

  • Melton

    Using this research in my classes has provided my students with a glimpse of what professional astronomers are tasked with in describing the workings of the universe.