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Michael Murphy

Mr. Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy

Ravenscroft School, Raleigh, North Carolina

Grades or community reached

General Public: Amateur, 10, 11, 12

Job Title

Upper School Science Instructor


Mr. Murphy is part of the 2013 NITARP class.





  • I really enjoyed meeting members of the other NITARP teams and comparing their experience to mine. Everyone’s experience was different, but there seemed to be an overwhelming consensus that NITARP was the most significant, educational, and enjoyable professional development experience they have ever had. I could not agree more.

  • I very much enjoyed meeting the other NITARP astronomers and participants. I was especially interested in the students’ experiences. Keeping the students in the loop and continuing to focus them on the big picture were especially good lessons from the past I plan to apply in the coming year.

  • [at the 2013 AAS,] I was always struck by the focus on ensuring the data is real and using modeling to create templates when classifying objects or processes.

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We're back from the Jan 2024 AAS and we had a grand time!