2013 Student All-Stars One

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Archive for July, 2013

Last Day.

Though today is the last day, the things we learned during the program will stay with us for the years to come. The teachers presented their ideas for future classes and the students presented their questions. We leave with a brain filled with new knowledge. The program helped me and I hope it helped the […]

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Closing Words

This has been a great program and I am glad to have been apart if it and I will definitely look at the universe differently now. Thanks NASA/ UChicago!!!!!!

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What?! It’s been two and a half weeks already?!

Wow that went on fast. I’m gonna miss everyone! I’m gonna miss the wonderful teaches and scientists that set away their time to volunteer teaching us. I know we’re annoying at (most) times, and you could’ve used your time doing more investing things than tolerating us rascals. For that I am sincerely grateful. I, for […]

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The day is ending ! Boom boom

The best 2 weeks and a half been life changing. I see the universe in a different perception. I learned a lot and also met cool people . I would do this again because then I would ask question and I would understand more . Thanks for all the teachers for helping us and coming […]

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Dawn of the Final Day

I can’t believe that it has already been two weeks and a half weeks. Although my time here may not seem long, the experience of being at the University of Chicago has been great. It was always fun to come to the university to learn astronomy and how our universe works. I will truly miss […]

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The end :'(

I have learned so much from this experience during the past few weeks. I came into this program with very little knowledge of astronomy, and I feel that I have learned a great deal of valuable information that I believe will help me decide what to do later on in life. I had a great […]

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And So The Storm Has Blown Over

Looking back at these three weeks, first learning the basic building blocks of astronomy and even taking a journey back to freshman physics, and then frantically scrambling to create a coherent presentation showing the results of my research, I realize how much about astronomy I’ve learned. I’m very grateful to the University of Chicago for […]

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Finishing touches.

We finish our final touches on our presentations as the day ends. All to do now is wait for tomorrow to come to present our work. Since NASA is about space I was thinking about different meanings for the letters and I came up with : Not Alone Seeking Aliens.

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Not As Easy As It Seems

Today, we worked on our presentations. Trying to get my ideas down on paper, I realized there’s a whole new dimension to the scientific process that I had previously not considered. While I had a lot of ideas and I generally knew what I wanted to say, it was really hard to convert the results […]

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The Consequences of falling asleep on the job :)

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Working on the project

Working hard or hardly working? Photo by Hannah and Sydney who are in the dining room , working…

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The Trials of Making a Presentation

So far we have been having ups and downs when it came to working on our presentation. Our first major problem was figuring our which questions to use in our presentations. Then, we had to figure out show we will answer these questions using the data we found. One the bright side, we are close […]

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Covering Ground

Today we covered a lot of ground. we began our presentations on our questions. We need to ask a question about the universe and answer it using the tools from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Currently my question is finding a relation between red-shift (another way to find distance) and apparent magnitude (another way of […]

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Getting ready for Tuesday.

Today we are making our presentations for Tuesday. They will present a question and then they will try to answer it with the data we gathered from the website. During the making of our presentation, a new question popped in my head. Does the distance of the galaxy affect the size of it? I still […]

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A New Beginning

Today, I was looking forward to talk to Professor York about the graphs I created during the previous workday. And, coming up to him to talk about my data, I was absolutely positive that this would be my research question for the presentation. We spent about the first 45 seconds out of our half hour-long […]

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