• IPAC

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



The StarChasers team will be looking for new young stellar objects (YSOs) in a TBD region where other people have already found a few YSOs; StarChasers will be looking to see (a) if the published list of YSOs seem to be real YSOs, given additional data, and (b) if they can find additional YSO candidates.

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Our Participants Talk About NITARP

  • Hall

    This experience has completely changed my once shallow view of astronomy and astronomers.

  • Melton

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

  • Helenphoto2

    My takeaway lesson is that the students are much more tolerant of "issues" that make the research projects difficult to carry out and are generally content to be involved and learning something new.