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October-December 2007 updates for NITARP

Published: December 15, 2007

  • The Brown Dwarf team had a very successful visit to the SSC in October, during which they came up with some surprising new findings about their object, WZ Sagittae. The team produced the first mid- infrared light curve of any cataclysmic variable. Instead of the expected flat light curve, the results showed a deep and wide eclipse as well as evidence of a large accretion disk. As a result of their findings, members of the Brown Dwarf team submitted a new observing proposal.
  • The first self contained lesson plan has been added to the program Wiki (https://coolwiki.ipac.caltech.edu).

The 2023 NITARP application is now available! Go here for the instructions. Applications are due by 3pm Pacific time, Monday Sep 12, 2022. (NOTE: we do not yet know if we will be permitted to travel to the AAS!)