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Gearing up for AAS!

Even though many folks here just returned from their holiday adventures, there’s not much time to recover from all of the fruitcake and eggnog. No, each January here begins with long lines at the poster printer. It’s time for the annual winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) and many people here in the Astrophysics Science Division are scrambling to finish their posters, pack their suitcases, and hit the road for Seattle.

We covered last year’s winter meeting, which took place a few miles away in Washington, DC. It’s a little trickier this year, since they’re holding it across the country. But fear not! Our roving reporter, Maggie, is headed out to the meeting this weekend and will be blogging next week about the posters, exhibits, sessions, and other events. One of the most exciting aspects of any professional society meeting is all of the media activity – many big press releases are announced at press conferences during the meeting! We know of a couple of very interesting announcements that will be made next week, and Maggie will be covering those for us! We can’t tell you what they’ll be about (it’s very hush-hush until the conference occurs), but we’re excited to bring you the stories as soon as they break!

So watch this space (plus Twitter and Facebook) next week for some behind-the-scenes at the AAS meeting, as well as coverage of some pretty cool news stories!



  • Loc says:

    Keep up the good work, can’t wait to start reading about your adventures.

  • Lissa says:

    What a great blog. I found this and now my daughter has bookmarked it to keep up with your journey and experiences. This is a real teaching tool for kids. Thanks.

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