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Summer Visit - 2011 - BRC team

The summer visit to Caltech is 3-4 days long and is the only time during the year of work when all the participants on the team come together in person to work intensively on the data. Generally, each educator may bring up to two students to the summer visit that are paid for by NITARP, and they may raise funds to bring two more. The teams work at Caltech; the summer visit typically includes a half-day tour of JPL. Reload to see a different set of quotes.

The BRC team came to visit in June 2011. The team's core educators attended, along with 10 students. IPAC staff member Mark Legassie also assisted.


Quotes

  • [student:] Not only did I get to meet people my own age but I had the rare opportunity to interact with adults on almost the same level.
  • Real astronomy requires patience, persistence, and an imagination.
  • The best thing about the trip was the real world experience. Just like a real scientist, we worked with others to accomplish our goal by using the data and making graphs and calculations to find what we needed. We helped each other out, compared our answers, and learned from our findings and mistakes.
  • Astronomers are much different than I expected. ... I didn't realize how many calculations and math was involved. ... it was a real eye-opener for how much we used everything we learned in school.
  • [student:] I didn’t realize how many calculations and math was involved in looking for stars. It was a real eye-opener for how much we used everything we learned in school.

Summer Visit - 2011 - BRC team