Astrobites@Austin: Liveblogging, the Astrobites poster, and special events for undergraduates

The winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) will kick off on Sunday. The 219th meeting will take place in Austin, Texas from January 8-12. There will be four full days of talks and posters on every topic in astronomy. We’ve written about previous AAS Meetings, including Boston (AAS #218) and Seattle (AAS #217).

This year at AAS, we’ll be doing something different: liveblogging the conference. The Astrobites authors attending the conference will be keeping you up to date on some of the talks and posters through tweets, short posts and longer pieces. With support from the wonderful folks at AAS, especially Debra Elmegreen and Rick Fienberg, we’ll be attending the press meetings so we can keep you up to date on the exciting discoveries being presented at AAS. So from Monday through Thursday, follow us on twitter and keep checking back here at for updates.

If you’ll be at AAS this year, we’d love it if you’d stop by the Astrobites poster! We will present the results of the latest Astrobites Readership Survey and data collected on visits to the site.

Astrobites: The Astro-ph Reader’s Digest For Undergraduates
Poster #147.01
Monday, Jan 09, 2012, 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM

There several special events for undergraduates at AAS. On Sunday evening there is an undergraduate reception. The Astrobites authors will also be in attendance, so look for us there! On Tuesday, Jane Rigby has organized an exciting splinter session for students of all levels.

Student Meet-Up with Nobel Laureate John Mather
Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012, 10:00 AM -11:30 AM
Room 8

The following Astrobites authors will be in attendance and have individual posters and presentations:

Dan Gifford, Oral Presentation #223.03
Using Caustic Methods to Measure the Masses of Galaxy Clusters
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Susanna Kohler, Poster #154.28
Recollimation Boundary Layers in Relativistic Jets
Monday, January 9, 2012 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Elisabeth R. Newton, Oral Presentation #313.03
Metallicities of M Dwarfs Targeted by the MEarth Transiting Planet Survey
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Adele Plunkett, Poster #337.02
The Impact Of Molecular Outflows In The Protostellar Cluster NGC1333
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Evan Schneider, Poster #435.17
Steps Toward Unveiling the True Population of AGN: Photometric Selection of Broad-Line AGN
Thursday, January 12, 2012 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

About Elisabeth Newton

Elisabeth was a Harvard graduate student and an astrobites and ComSciCon co-founder and is now a professor at Dartmouth College.


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