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David McDonald

Mr. David McDonald

David McDonald

Sidney High School, Sidney, Montana

Grades or community reached

11, 12


Mr. McDonald was one of the last teachers in the Spitzer Space Telescope Research Program for Teachers and Students.




  • NITARP 2013 proposal review March 22, 2013

    All four main NITARP 2013 teams submitted research proposals. Several NITARP alumni helped review them.

  • NITARP 2012 proposal review April 9, 2012

    The regular NITARP 2012 teams submitted research proposals. Several NITARP alumni helped review their proposals. 

  • August 2011 updates for Mr. McDonald August 15, 2011

    Mr. McDonald recently conducted a workshop with about 15 teachers. He also worked with their elementary school for an "astronomy month" and incorporated Spitzer into that process, spreading the word to about 4 teachers and about 80 students.

  • NITARP 2010 proposal review
  • October-December 2008 updates for Mr. McDonald December 15, 2008

    Mr. McDonald's physics students are working on learning how to use the Spitzer computer project. One student from this last summer Spitzer's training is working on data analysis.

  • January-June 2008 updates for Mr. McDonald June 15, 2008

    Mr. McDonald visited the SSC in June along with three students to work on the Lynds Dark Nebula program. He worked on worked on being able to use Spitzer data on PC computers and plans to have a group of students work on using the Spitzer data to do science research. Mr. McDonald also plans to present a workshop at the AAPT meeting in Feb 2009.

The 2025 NITARP application is now available! Go here for the instructions. Applications are due by 3pm Pacific time, Friday Sep 13, 2024. (NOTE: contingent on availability of funds and AAS travel!)