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AAS - 2017

The Winter American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting is the largest meeting of professional astronomers in the world. NITARP educators attend an AAS first to meet their team, then they go home and work remotely for much of the year, and then attend an AAS to present their results.  At any given AAS, then, we could have two NITARP classes attending - those finishing up, and those getting started. Reload to see a different set of quotes.

The 2016 and 2017 NITARP teams attended the 2017 January AAS meeting in Dallas, TX. The 2016 class was presenting results and the 2017 class was starting up. We had many alumni raise money to come back as well. We sent about 50 people to the AAS and had a grand time. Please see the special article on NITARP at the AAS. All of the posters we presented are here:


  • [student:] Presenting a poster around so many other hard working individuals really drove home that this was real work and not just some school project.
  • [student:] Without NITARP I wouldn't have been able to learn to push myself when work becomes frustrating and it gave me a bigger aspiration to become an astronomer.
  • I wish I’d been aware of this opportunity years ago.
  • I knew I would like attending AAS, but even though I didn’t understand all the information presented in the various talks, I really, really, liked listening to them.
  • [student:] I didn’t anticipate loving it all so much.

AAS - 2017