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January 2010 updates for Ms. Meredith

Published: January 15, 2010

Ms. Meredith is a new NITARP teacher in 2011.  She really enjoyed the AAS meeting.  She has these sage words of advice for attending AAS meetings:

  • Astronomy timeline applies to the AAS meeting as well as to astronomy research projects -- everything takes 8 times as long as your best estimate plus 20 min. Plan on bumping into people and starting up compelling conversations continually.
  • Make a decision prior to the meeting about what you most want to come away with. Highlight the talks that are must-dos so you don't get side tracked by every good conversation. I also found that although I got a very good understanding about how this meeting operates, it was like snacking on ideas and never really getting filled up or complete on any one thing.
  • Don't try to go to dinner with more than 5 people. It takes too much time to coordinate.

The application period is now closed for NITARP 2018. We will release our selection for the 2018 class at the 2018 January AAS.