Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Today I went with my astronomy teacher, Jeff Hester, to a research meeting. Kayla and I will be learning IDL (interactive data language). This is the same software that NASA uses. Today I listened to the grad students ask their questions. One student asked about her project which is on star formation and the magnetic polarity. The other asked about the visible part of the Crab Nebula. I was having a hard time wrapping my head around all this. Next week Kayla and I will get a chance to sit in front of a computer and create IDL accounts and start learning the basics. In the spring we will be setting up our space grants from NASA!