Published: January 10, 2006
At the January 2006 AAS conference in Washington, DC, Mr. Devore presented his poster. Several project officers from other future space telescope projects and from SOFIA came by to discuss the Spitzer Teacher's Research program. Perhaps the highpoint of the poster presentation came when a scientist who has studied ARP102B for many years stopped by. The scientist introduced himself and began to read the poster. Several times he nodded and said, "This is good work". He asked a lot of questions. Eventually, the scientist asked a question that Mr. Devore couldn't answer, and Mr. Devore explained that he was a high school teacher, not a scientist. The scientist then said, "I would never have guessed!".
Later, an editor for the ASP educational outreach newsletter came by and asked Mr. Devore to do an article for her publication on the Spitzer Teachers Research Program. Mr. Devore plans to do this after the school year is over.