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 IC2118 team visited the SSC from July 6-9 to reduce and analyze data from their round 2 proposal. The group plans to present a poster at the January AAS meeting.
- The M81 group visited the SSC from July 10-12 to reduce and analyze data from their round 1 proposal. They processed data to determine which was usable for identifying new stars in the tidal tails. The team is currently working on a presentation for the January AAS meeting.
- The Star Formation group worked at the SSC during July 25-28 to reduce data for one of their observations. The team succeeded in establishing a star formation rate for one of their galaxy clusters.