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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.


  • [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 involves working as a team to find an answer.
  • [student:] Astronomy, engineering and astrophysics have always been my passion. The NITARP experience let me go beyond the norm for rising astronomers.
  • 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'm glad I was able to get a 'sneak peek' into my future if I were to pursue a career in astronomy.

Summer Visit - 2011 - BRC team