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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

SHIPs/Ali

SHIPs/Ali

The goal of SHIPs (Searching Herschel Images for Protostars) is to find and identify stars in the earliest phases of formation in NGC 281, a.k.a. "the pac-man nebula".  These stars will help us understand the history of the star formation process in that region.

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Our Participants Talk About NITARP

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    I had an amazing, exhausting time at the AAS meeting. I found myself continually challenged by the intellectual level and knowledge being shared.

  • Laurence

    Everything [at the 2013 AAS] was new. The interesting piece was attending a press briefing and then comparing that to the scientist version.

  • Odden

    Astronomers are a remarkably collaborative lot.