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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

Brown Dwarfs/ Howell and Hoard

Brown Dwarfs/ Howell and Hoard

Detecting Brown Dwarfs in Interacting Cataclysmic Binaries: Using Spitzer Space Telescope infrared images to determine whether the companion of the remnant star EE Eri (a white dwarf) is in fact a very low-mass object (sometimes called 'failed star') known as a brown dwarf.

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Our Participants Talk About NITARP

  • Keeton

    For me as an educator, it was really rejuvenating to come out here (and bring a student with) and dive into actual astronomical research.

  • Debbie

    This experience has made me conscious of how important it is to have students work with real data. I will definitely seek out more opportunities to include real data in my lessons and labs.

  • Irvariabbetter

    I extend my appreciation and gratitude to all of those people and organizations who coordinated, funded, and have in any way supported this valuable program. THANK YOU!