Monday, January 04, 2010

The 215th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society

Today, the 215th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) begins in Washington, DC.  I'll be on the scene through Wednesday, and will tweet anything I find interesting as I hear it; follow my Twitter feed, @professor_astro to see the latest.  I hope to blog daily, too.

This meeting of the AAS will likely be the largest AAS meeting ever.  Astronomers at all stages of their careers, from undergraduate students through Nobel Prize winners, will be listening to talks on
the latest astronomy research, networking, renewing friendships, and taking as much swag as possible.

Today's events feature new results from the Kepler planet-finding mission, a news announcement from ALMA (a massive international radio telescope array being built in Chile), three lectures by prize-winning astronomers, and hundreds of short talks and poster presentations. Stay tuned!

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