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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

NGC4051/Gorjian

NGC4051/Gorjian

IRAC Monitoring of NGC 4051 for Interday Variability: Using the Spitzer Space Telescope for a 10 day infrared monitoring of the region around the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy NGC 4051 to help determine the dust distribution around it.

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Our Participants Talk About NITARP

  • Todd

    [At the AAS,] All the talks I attended were truly interesting. It is pleasure to have others teach me!

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    I was surprised at the number of young people. [..]I am used to seeing older people as astronomers as we watch Nova and other videos or read about past astronomers in class.

  • Edwards

    This experience convinced me even further that I can push myself to learn even more each and every day. I started out feeling very overwhelmed and unprepared last year. I forced myself to work through my unease and wound up much more comfortable. I learned that astronomers are much more down-to-earth than I envisioned a lot of them to be and so many of them are very willing to go out of their way to explain things when we have questions.