• NASA
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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

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

  • Irvariabbetter

    I cannot say enough positives about the NITARP experience for the participating students. They have had the opportunity to learn and grow and see science applied in authentic research projects while working with some of the coolest scientists around! It has allowed me to grow as a teacher and researcher and be able to share my insight and newfound knowledge with students and peers.

  • Robert

    This week at Caltech was the greatest opportunity of my career. It was an experience that was humbling and at the same time gave me confidence. I cannot thank the NITARP program enough for the professional development, the professional relationships I've grown, and the inspiration. Thank you NITARP! Please keep this educational program going.

  • Donelson

    The process of gathering and analyzing data was very important to help show my kids what real research is like. And since our data didn't come out nice and neat like some labs do, it really helped push my kids to think outside the box.