Published: January 15, 2012
Ms. Odden is a new NITARP educator this year, and has just started with her team. She came to the Austin AAS to meet her team. Please see the AAS 2012 page for a summary of the new class's activities. She writes:
Astronomers are a remarkably collaborative lot. I knew this, but I was amazed by how friendly everyone was. For the most part I was clear that I was a teacher, and they probably had nothing to gain by talking to me. For most people, this was not a deterrent.
She also got some local media coverage.