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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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Turning Infrared Images into Representative Color Photos

   During fall semester, 2014, I taught the first half of a year-long astronomy course. This semester focused on constellations, cosmology, galaxies, and stars, whereas winter semester will focus on planetary science and the solar system. Because of my work … Continue reading

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BYU-RET Final Weeks

  Upon completion of my trip to Caltech with my NITARP students, I resumed my studies at Brigham Young University for the remaining two weeks of my Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program. Before the Caltech trip, as documented previously, … 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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NITARP Day 3: Return to JPL, Wien’s Law, and Griffith Observatory

On Wednesday, July 30, 2014, our second day at the NITARP workshop at Caltech, we accomplished three major things. First, we traveled to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for a tour. Second, we began to wrap our brains around the calculations … Continue reading

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NITARP Workshop at Caltech: Days 1-2

I haven’t written a post for this blog for a long time, and much has happened. Over the next two months I hope to write at least three posts per week and bring everything up to date. It’s been quite … Continue reading

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