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AAS in Seattle: Wed., Jan. 7, 2015

On this third full day of the American Astronomical Society conference in Seattle, we had a lot going on. This was the big day for our students to present the science results of their NITARP study and the poster we … Continue reading

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AAS in Seattle: Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

Note: I am writing this almost two years after the fact. Life has been busy and events carry one onward, but for the next week I hope to do some catching up on this blog. Fortunately, I took good notes … Continue reading

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2015 AAS in Seattle – Day 2: A Sampler of Sessions

On the first full day of the American Astronomical Society Conference in Seattle, my students and I attended a variety of plenary sessions, poster sessions, parallel sessions, and a follow up meeting of all the NITARP groups. I also had … Continue reading

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Astronomy in Seattle: 2015 AAS Conference Day 1

  From January 4th through 8th, 2015, I travelled with four of my students to Seattle to present posters at the American Astronomical Society Conference. Our experiences will be detailed in the next several posts. Not many high school teachers … Continue reading

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Making Spectral Energy Distributions

During our training at Caltech in the summer of 2014, my NITARP students and I learned how to create spectral energy distributions (SEDs) of our target K-giant stars. I wanted to develop a more general lesson plan for my astronomy … Continue reading

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NITARP Days 5-6: What We’ve Learned

  For our final day at Caltech for the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program (NITARP) we drew conclusions from our research and evaluated how much we’ve learned from the process. Our main goal, besides learning how to use the IPAC … Continue reading

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NITARP Day 4: Digging Into Data

On Thursday, July 31, 2014 my students and I continued our NITARP (NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program) experience at Caltech. Today we dug deeply into the K-giant data and converted the magnitude data at various wavelengths for our target stars … Continue reading

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