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Podcast: A Meeting of the Minds

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Professional meetings are a part of the lives of most scientists – but what actually goes on at one of these? It’s not just sitting in meetings and listening to talks!  These meetings offer an opportunity to share exciting results, catch up with old friends, and pick up some goodies in the exhibit hall.

The Blueshift team team attended the American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in January and we thought we’d give you a tour of what we were doing there.  Because what happens at a professional meeting… ends up on Blueshift!  Check out our gallery of photos, too!

A Few Images from AAS

The James Webb Space Telescope Town Hall Meeting

Eric recording for our podcast.

The material Webb’s sunshield will be made out of.

The Webb

Our Blueshift poster!


Host Maggie Masetti
Guests Eric Winter
Maggie Masetti
Tommy Nelson
Massimo Stiavelli
Sara Mitchell
Sarah Eyermann
Editor Maggie Masetti
Theme Music Naked Singularity
Transcript Eric Winter
Maggie Masetti
Website Support Meredith Gibb
Maggie Masetti
Producer Sara Mitchell
Responsible NASA Official Kim Weaver
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  • Paul W says:

    Nice to put a face to the voice. Thanks

  • Gareth SEO says:

    Looked like it was a great event

  • amanda says:

    I love astrology but couldn’t find a link to podcast. Are they still going on? The sunshield lookd like a funky goldfish tank…

    • Sara Mitchell says:

      Amanda – We’ve switched to a less-frequent podcast schedule these days, offering up one every month or two when there’s a big story. Though I can’t say they’re about astrology, but rather astronomy. A few letters make a big difference between the two fields, which really began to separate around the Renaissance!

  • Darren says:

    Astronomy Rocks! I have really started to get into it thanks to the emergence of some cool scientists such as Brian Cox, I think the way things are explained makes it more interesting too.

  • Lee says:

    I would like to go to an event like this, although I am not a scientist :/

  • Darren G says:

    Brian Cox has got me into Astronomy, his series he did about the universe was great, I couldn’t get enough of it, I think it is about getting someone to put things across in a way people can relate to.

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