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Summer Visit - 2015 - LADDT

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, which is a favorite site for group photos. Reload to see a different set of quotes.

The LADDT team came to visit in June 2015. The core team educators attended, plus 14 students.


  • [student:] I think the most interesting thing we did was the tour of JPL. My dad has still not stopped pestering me for every last detail.
  • [student:] The most interesting thing that I learned was just how many different jobs there are in the field of astronomy and how they all can work together or separately on different projects.
  • [student:] It was easier working together [in person] because we could divide the work and compare. The group grew really close.
  • Astronomy is pretty much all about the math so you better be good at it.
  • [student:] This experience has totally opened my eyes to all the different jobs actually in astronomy.

Summer Visit - 2015 - LADDT