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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.


Quotes

  • I did not anticipate being so challenged in the NITARP research.
  • I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to participate in the NITARP program for the past year. I gained experience that I never thought I would be capable of, gained many new resources, and learned more that I ever expected. It has been a very unique and productive experience and I am proud of both the scientific research we accomplished and the educational aspects that were brought to our school systems.
  • Although some of the information was beyond my comprehension at the current time, I learned a lot and was able to relate to a lot of the topics.
  • To see and experience how the process of a research project such as this goes through was an interesting and amazing experience.
  • My general impression is how big and varied the whole conference was. I knew the number coming in - but sometimes our imagination fails us. To see all the posters, papers, booths, and talks was truly astonishing.

AAS - 2012