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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

UBOKO/Ciardi and Howell

UBOKO/Ciardi and Howell

Using multiwavelength data to characterize Ultra Blue Objects for Kepler Observing (UBOKO). Characterizing the identities of these sources will facilitate further study and will be used to propose future observations with the Kepler Space Telescope.

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Our Participants Talk About NITARP

  • Novatne

    I assumed that [research] would require a great deal of data analysis, what I didn’t grasp until after this[, my first AAS] meeting was how focused and detailed the analysis would be. The steps in understanding that are gained through the analysis are much smaller than I anticipated they would be for the amount of work that is done.

  • Melton

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

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    The most interesting thing [of my NITARP experience] was having to actually do research – researching articles & known information; looking up images in databases; doing photometry; making judgments on sources.