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NASA/IPAC Teacher
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

Lynds/Rebull

Lynds/Rebull

Star Formation in Lynds Dark Nebulae: Using Spitzer Space Telescope infrared images to see deep inside clouds of gas (Lynds 981 and Lynds 425), deeper than any prior observations could see, and reveal any hidden star formation that is ongoing.

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Our Participants Talk About NITARP

  • Linahan

    I think the best thing about the trip was working with an actual research scientist (Luisa Rebull) at the Spitzer Science Center. This is a unique opportunity that not very many teachers and high school students get.

  • Odden

    I didn’t know just how much data is publicly available. Anyone can do astronomy – you just need to come up with a question and figure out how to use the archives.

  • Debbie

    [This experience] has made me realize that while I use a lot of inquiry, I don’t always involve my students in the process of developing a testable question.