Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire (when in NITARP)
Mr. Maranto was one of the first educators in the Spitzer Space Telescope Research Program for Teachers and Students.
Mr. Maranto has switched schools and relocated from New Hampshire to Maryland. He will be teaching an elective in astronomy in the winter term and hopes to start getting students interested in using Spitzer data. He has also been informally asked by someone in the Westmister Astronomical Society to give a talk on Spitzer to the general public on one of their outreach nights.
Mr. Maranto offered a workshop entitled "The Spitzer Space Telescope and IC2118" to the astronomy club to generate interest in working with our data. The talk was to be followed by an evening of general telescopic observation. Mr. John Blackwell and his group took a photograph of the nebula with a 90 minute exposure on an 8 inch reflector with an f3 aperture.