Date: August 14th, 2012
Title: The Kitt Peak Research Experience for Undergraduates
Podcaster: Rob Sparks
Organization: National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO)
Description: The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program brings summer students to Kitt Peak National Observatory and the National Solar Observatory for a summer research experience. In this podcast, the 2012 summer summer students discuss their research projects and experiences.
Bio: Rob Sparks is a science education specialist in the EPO group at NOAO and works on the Galileoscope project (www.galileoscope.org), providing design, dissemination and professional development. He also pens a great blog at halfastro.wordpress.com.
Today’s Sponsors: This episode of “365 days of Astronomy” is sponsored by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory. NOAO is a US national research and development center for ground-based nighttime astronomy. We provide astronomers access to world-class observing facilities on a peer-reviewed basis. Our mission is to engage in programs to develop the next generation of telescopes, instruments, and software tools necessary to enable exploration and investigation through the observable Universe. For information on observing proposals or our public programs, please visit www.noao.edu for more information
Additional sponsorship for this episode of 365 days of astronomy was provided by iTelescope.net – Expanding your horizons in astronomy today. The premier on-demand telescope network, at dark sky sites in Spain, New Mexico and Siding Spring, Australia.
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