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Arp 102B/Chary

Arp 102B/Chary

Using Spitzer Space Telescope infrared spectra to detect the structure around the supermassive black hole at the center of the active galaxy Arp 102B.

Year(s) participated: 2005


BRC/Rebull

BRC/Rebull

Star Formation in Bright Rimmed Clouds (BRCs): Using Spitzer Space Telescope infrared images to find optically enshrouded stars that are in the process of formation in BRC 27 and BRC 34, which are clouds of gas being illuminated by other nearby, newly formed (but un-enshrouded) stars.

Year(s) participated: 2011


Brown Dwarfs/ Howell and Hoard

Brown Dwarfs/ Howell and Hoard

Detecting Brown Dwarfs in Interacting Cataclysmic Binaries: Using Spitzer Space Telescope infrared images to determine whether the companion of the remnant star EE Eri (a white dwarf) is in fact a very low-mass object (sometimes called 'failed star') known as a brown dwarf.

Year(s) participated: 2007, 2006, 2005


C-CWEL/Rebull

C-CWEL/Rebull

C-CWEL (Continuing Cool WISE ExpLoration of BRC 38): Continuing on some work started by the C-WAYS team last year, this team is using Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) infrared images to search for newly forming stars in bright rimmed cloud (BRC) 38.

Year(s) participated: 2013


CephC-LABS/Rebull

CephC-LABS/Rebull

This team will be continuing a study of the star-forming region Ceph C, exending into the longest wavelength data available.

Year(s) participated: 2017


CG4/Rebull

CG4/Rebull

Star Formation in CG4: Using infrared and optical space and ground based images to search for newly forming stars in Cometary Globule 4.

Year(s) participated: 2010


ClusterBusters

ClusterBusters

This NITARP alumni team is investigating the ages of some young clusters.

Year(s) participated: 2017


CM4Seyferts/Gorjian

CM4Seyferts/Gorjian

CM4Seyferts (Color-Magnitude for Seyferts): Using ultraviolet images from the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) satellite and optical images and spectra from the ground based Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) to find a correlation between the color and luminosity of the hot gas around supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies.

Year(s) participated: 2013


Cold Spotz/Chary

Cold Spotz/Chary

Cold Spotz: Using the submillimeter wavelength all-sky map generated by the Planck satellite to classify 4000 previously unidentified radio sources into the following categories: extragalactic radio sources, star-forming galaxies, stars within a dust shell, cold stellar cores, or asteroids.

Year(s) participated: 2012


C-WAYS/Rebull

C-WAYS/Rebull

Cool, Wise, And Young Stars (C-WAYS): Using Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) infrared images to find optically enshrouded stars that are in the process of formation in the bright rimmed clouds BRC 27, BRC 34, and BRC 38 which are clouds of gas being illuminated by other nearby, newly formed (but un-enshrouded) stars.

Year(s) participated: 2012


GLAST/Lacy

GLAST/Lacy

AGN Spectral Energy Distributions of GLAST Telescope Network Program Objects: Combining data from the Gamma-Ray Large Area Telescope (GLAST) and infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope and ground based optical measurements from amateur astronomers to determine the emission mechanisms from around a supermassive black hole in a nearby galaxy.

Year(s) participated: 2007, 2006, 2005


GLAST students/Lacy

GLAST students/Lacy

GLAST students - Observations of S5 0716+714 using Spitzer's Infrared Spectrograph: Using Spitzer Space Telescope's Infrared Spectrograph for follow-up observations of accretion around the supermassive black hole in the galaxy S5 0716+714 studied originally by the GLAST/Lacy team.

Year(s) participated: 2006


HG-WELS/Rebull

HG-WELS/Rebull

Hungry Giants- WISE Excesses and Lithium Study (HG-WELS) - studying giants which may or may not be eating planets, and may or may not be ejecting enough dust as a result so as to be bright in the infrared.

Year(s) participated: 2014


High-z/Rudnick and Finn and Desai

High-z/Rudnick and Finn and Desai

Star Formation in High Redshift Clusters with Spitzer: Combining Spitzer Space Telescope imaging with other ground and space based measurements to trace the evolution of star formation in galaxy clusters of differing masses.

Year(s) participated: 2007


HIPS AGN/Gorjian

HIPS AGN/Gorjian

HIPS (Hidden In Plain Sight) AGN will be using archival surveys for stellar variability to detect variability in active galactic nuclei (AGN) in the background.

 

Year(s) participated: 2016


HR4AGN/Gorjian

HR4AGN/Gorjian

Hertzsprung-Russel diagram for Active Galactic Nuclei (HR4AGN): Using space and ground based ultraviolet, optical, and infrared images to find a correlation between the color and luminosity of gas emission and dust emission around supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies.

Year(s) participated: 2012


IC 2118/Rebull

IC 2118/Rebull

Young Stars in IC 2118: Using Spitzer Space Telescope infrared images to find newly forming stars in the Witch Head nebula (IC2118) and using optical data to determine their masses and ages and to see their relationship to the interstellar medium and to other similar star forming regions.

Year(s) participated: 2007, 2006, 2005


IC 417/Rebull

IC 417/Rebull

IC417 : using WISE, 2MASS, Spitzer/Warm IRAC, UKIDSS, IPHAS, and literature optical data to look for young stars in the IC417 region.

Year(s) participated: 2015


Independent Research 2008

Independent Research 2008

This virtual team collects all independent research presented in 2008, and done by Spitzer alumni with students outside of a formal Spitzer team. Mr. Spuck's students worked on classifying galaxies in the Spitzer observations of the Taurus Molecular Cloud.

Year(s) participated: 2008


Independent Research 2010

Independent Research 2010

This virtual team collects all independent research presented in 2010, and done by NITARP or Spitzer alumni with students outside of a formal NITARP team. Four different teams presented results in 2010!

Year(s) participated: 2010


Independent Research 2012

Independent Research 2012

This virtual team collects all independent research presented in 2012, and done by NITARP or Spitzer alumni with students outside of a formal NITARP team. Two different teams presented posters in 2012.

Year(s) participated: 2012


Independent Research 2013

Independent Research 2013

This virtual team collects all independent research presented in 2013, and done by NITARP or Spitzer alumni with students outside of a formal NITARP team. In 2013, we have one article in The Physics Teacher, and one poster on young stars.

Year(s) participated: 2013


Independent Research 2014

Independent Research 2014

This virtual team collects all independent research presented in 2014, and done by NITARP or Spitzer alumni with (or without) students outside of a formal NITARP team.

Year(s) participated: 2014


Independent Research 2015

Independent Research 2015

This virtual team collects all independent research presented in 2015, and done by NITARP or Spitzer alumni with (or without) students outside of a formal NITARP team.

Year(s) participated: 2015


Independent Research 2016

Independent Research 2016

This virtual team collects all independent research presented in 2016, and done by NITARP or Spitzer alumni with (or without) students outside of a formal NITARP team.

Year(s) participated: 2016


Independent Research 2017

Independent Research 2017

This virtual team collects all independent research presented in 2017, and done by NITARP or Spitzer alumni with (or without) students outside of a formal NITARP team.

Year(s) participated: 2017


Iron Stars/Howell and Hoard

Iron Stars/Howell and Hoard

Observing Iron Stars with Spitzer: Using Spitzer Space Telescope images to characterize dust around two stars with unusual iron signatures in their optical spectra.

Year(s) participated: 2005


IR Variability/Hoard and Howell

IR Variability/Hoard and Howell

Variability of the Mid-IR Sky: Using archival Spitzer Space Telescope data to look for variability of stars at mid-infrared wavelengths.

Year(s) participated: 2010


LADDT/Gorjian

LADDT/Gorjian

The Luminosity, Accretion Disk, and Dust Team (LADDT) : combining UV, optical, and near infrared data for active galactic nuclei to look for a relation between the color of their accretion disks, the emission from their dust and their luminosity.

Year(s) participated: 2015


LDM/Gorjian

LDM/Gorjian

Luminous Data Miners: Using ultraviolet images from the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) satellite and infrared images from the Spitzer Space Telescope to find a correlation between the color and luminosity of gas emission and dust emission around supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies.

Year(s) participated: 2010


LLAMMa/Rebull

LLAMMa/Rebull

LLAMMa: Luisa, Laura, Alexandra, Milton -- looking for new YSOs in Ceph-C, using IR, optical, and X-rays.

Year(s) participated: 2016


Lynds/Rebull

Lynds/Rebull

Star Formation in Lynds Dark Nebulae: Using Spitzer Space Telescope infrared images to see deep inside clouds of gas (Lynds 981 and Lynds 425), deeper than any prior observations could see, and reveal any hidden star formation that is ongoing.

Year(s) participated: 2008


M81/Gorjian and Feldmeier

M81/Gorjian and Feldmeier

Intergalactic Star Formation in Tidal Dwarf Galaxies of M81: Using Spitzer Space Telescope images to study the dust emission from stars formed in the debris tail of the galaxy M81.

Year(s) participated: 2006, 2005


NGC4051/Gorjian

NGC4051/Gorjian

IRAC Monitoring of NGC 4051 for Interday Variability: Using the Spitzer Space Telescope for a 10 day infrared monitoring of the region around the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy NGC 4051 to help determine the dust distribution around it.

Year(s) participated: 2008


NITARP advocates

NITARP advocates

This virtual team consists of people who support NITARP in various ways.

Year(s) participated: 2010, 2008


NITARP management, 2009-2013

NITARP management, 2009-2013

This virtual team consists of people who run and support NITARP in various ways.

Year(s) participated: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


NITARP management, 2014-2015

NITARP management, 2014-2015

This virtual team consists of people who run and support NITARP in various ways.

Year(s) participated: 2015, 2014


NITARP management, 2016-date

NITARP management, 2016-date

This virtual team consists of people who run and support NITARP in various ways.

Year(s) participated: 2017, 2016


Period Pontificators/Howell and Ciardi

Period Pontificators/Howell and Ciardi

Using Kepler Space Telescope data to search for small scale stellar variability that may be due to eclipsing binaries, pulsators, star spots, or transiting planets.

Year(s) participated: 2011


SED/Howell and Hoard

SED/Howell and Hoard

Spectral Energy Distributions and Epsilon Aurigae: Using multiwavelength data to study the disk and companion of Epsilon Aurgae and the planetary nebula My Cn 18.

Year(s) participated: 2010


SHIPs/Ali

SHIPs/Ali

The goal of SHIPs (Searching Herschel Images for Protostars) is to find and identify stars in the earliest phases of formation in NGC 281, a.k.a. "the pac-man nebula".  These stars will help us understand the history of the star formation process in that region.

Year(s) participated: 2013


SIRXS-Deep/Gorjian

SIRXS-Deep/Gorjian

The team will examine the Spitzer Enhanced Imaging Products catalog to find the most unusual and faintest infrared excess objects serendipitously detected by the Spitzer Space Telescope.

Year(s) participated: 2017


SIRXS/Gorjian

SIRXS/Gorjian

SIRXS (SEIP IR Excess Survey) : looking for IR excesses around stars found within the Spitzer Enhanced Imaging Products (SEIP) source list.

Year(s) participated: 2014


SOFIA/Werner and Sahai

SOFIA/Werner and Sahai

Using Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) images to study the planetary nebula NGC 7027 to better understand the final stages of life for stars like our Sun.

Year(s) participated: 2012


They Might Be Giants/Ciardi and Howell

They Might Be Giants/Ciardi and Howell

They Might Be Giants are using data from the Kepler mission to classify the brightness changes of giant stars in an effort to understand how the observed brightness variations of giant stars may relate to the different stages of giant star evolution.

Year(s) participated: 2013


TRS/Gorjian

TRS/Gorjian

Team Red Shift: Using Spitzer Space Telescope images to find clusters of galaxies at a large distance from the Earth.

Year(s) participated: 2011


UBOKO/Ciardi and Howell

UBOKO/Ciardi and Howell

Using multiwavelength data to characterize Ultra Blue Objects for Kepler Observing (UBOKO). Characterizing the identities of these sources will facilitate further study and will be used to propose future observations with the Kepler Space Telescope.

Year(s) participated: 2012


Z Cha/Hoard and Howell

Z Cha/Hoard and Howell

Spitzer Light Curve of Z Cha: Using the Spitzer Space Telescope to monitor the infrared variability around the binary star system WZ Sge to try to characterize the dust distribution in the system.

Year(s) participated: 2008


The 2018 NITARP application is now available! Go here for the instructions and here to actually upload your PDF file. Applications are due by 3pm Pacific time, Tuesday September 19, 2017.