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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

IR Variability/Hoard and Howell

IR Variability/Hoard and Howell

Variability of the Mid-IR Sky: Using archival Spitzer Space Telescope data to look for variability of stars at mid-infrared wavelengths.

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Our Participants Talk About NITARP

  • Curtis

    Just being exposed to the jargon is mind opening, and I can’t imagine walking into this convention and being asked to present without having this initial exposure. I think this [first AAS] trip is a crucial part of the program.

  • Screen_shot_2013-03-14_at_2.55.02_pm

    One evening, while working on some homework, I had the realization that THIS WAS REAL. There is no right answer, in fact, no one knows the answer. I can't just go and ask someone the answer. It was like a light bulb went off and I experienced a feeling of excitement and also felt a little bit scared. I thought to myself -- Is this how astronomers feel about their work? It was a great feeling and exciting that I too am part of this now.

  • Doyle

    I never met a scientist who did not want to discuss their work.