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AAS - 2012

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 2011 and 2012 NITARP teams attended the 2012 January AAS meeting in Austin, TX. The 2011 class was presenting results and the 2012 class was starting up. We sent about 60 people to the AAS (the largest delegation to date) and had a grand time. Please see the special article on NITARP at the AAS. We also got a smattering of coverage in local media outlets.


  • This was a great experience to delve into real data, and have hands on experience in REAL research.
  • The number one thing that the new people should know is that this experience is one of the best they will every have. You are meeting with people who share similar goals that is to learn and discover new things.
  • At this year's AAS conference I was even able to get a grasp of what the speaker was discussing in most lectures I attended.
  • I had an amazing, exhausting time at the AAS meeting.
  • Astronomers are a remarkably collaborative lot. I knew this, but I was amazed by how friendly everyone was.

AAS - 2012