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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

UBOKO/Ciardi and Howell

UBOKO/Ciardi and Howell

Using multiwavelength data to characterize Ultra Blue Objects for Kepler Observing (UBOKO). Characterizing the identities of these sources will facilitate further study and will be used to propose future observations with the Kepler Space Telescope.

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Our Participants Talk About NITARP

  • Denise

    I had no idea there was so much research going on in Astronomy. Astronomers are very eager to explain their research and future goals. A very friendly bunch.

  • Doyle

    My NITARP experience has made me rethink my entire approach to science education. Many of my students expect me to do the work and pretty much hand it to them all wrapped up and neat. Science education must involve a great deal of discovery by the student and not a string of topics with definitions.

  • Johnson

    Real astronomy involves working as a team to find an answer. The NITARP program provides a unique, real-life experience in real astronomy to the teachers and students involved.