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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 year was great! I really felt comfortable making my way around to discuss not only what I teach, but also what my research was about.
  • It was amazing being, not just an attendee of the conference, but a real part of it through the poster presentations. Thank you for this invaluable opportunity and insight into how real science is conducted and shared by the scientific community. Astronomy, as is any branch of science, is such a diverse field with many discoveries yet to be made. It was truly an honor to be a part of the NITARP program.
  • This was a great experience to delve into real data, and have hands on experience in REAL research.
  • What I am in awe about is that this relatively small community of scientists, engineers, programmers, and educators has developed and built this incredible astronomical research infrastructure.
  • I had an amazing, exhausting time at the AAS meeting.

AAS - 2012