Astrobites@Anchorage: Liveblogging from the land of the midnight Sun

Greetings from Anchorage, AK, site of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) 220th Meeting taking place June 10-14, 2012. Just as we did at the AAS meeting in Austin this year, Astrobites will be liveblogging and reporting from Anchorage, suspending our regular posts for the next four days. This is now the fourth consecutive AAS meeting at which we’ve had an official presence; we were also at Seattle (AAS #217), Boston (AAS #218), and Austin (AAS #219).

We’ll have lots in store for you over the next four days as we attend press conferences, talks, and poster sessions, so follow us on twitter and keep an eye on your RSS feeds and our website. We’ll follow a similar format to Austin, posting two articles a day (one each for morning and afternoon) that are continuously updated with short summaries and press report announcements. Thanks again to AAS President Debra Elmegreen and AAS Press Officer Rick Fienberg for inviting us once again to attend the press conferences, allowing us to report on the latest astronomy headlines as they happen!

If you’re here at the meeting, come see us at the Undergraduate Orientation Sunday night from 6:00-7:00 pm at the Fairbanks Room in the Marriott Downtown. We’re also presenting a poster (with updated statistics!), and would be delighted if you stopped by:

Astrobites: The Astro-ph Reader’s Digest for Undergraduates

Poster #437.01

Wednesday, June 13, 9:00 AM – 7:30 PM, Exhibit Hall, Dena’ina Center


The following Astrobites authors are giving scientific presentations at the meeting:

Magnetic Domination of Recollimation Boundary Layers in Relativistic Jets

Poster #335.18

Tuesday, June 12, 9:00 am – 6:30 pm, Exhibit Hall, Dena’ina Center

Susanna Kohler, M. C. Begelman


Eclipsing Binaries through the Double Looking Glass of Kepler and Keck

Poster #523.19

Thursday, June 14, 9:00am – 2:00pm, Exhibit Hall, Dena’ina Center

Lauren M. Weiss, G. Marcy, J. Orosz, W. Welsh, A Prsa, J. Richards, S. Gegenheimer, J.S. Bloom


Stay tuned, and let us know in the comments if there’s anything in particular you’d like to hear about from the 220th AAS Meeting in Anchorage, AK!

About Chris Faesi

I am a fifth-year graduate student at Harvard University, where I study star formation within molecular clouds in nearby galaxies using radio interferometry with my thesis advisor Dr. Charles Lada. I am also a founding organizer of ComSciCon and long-time astrobites administrator. I graduated from Indiana University in 2011, and hold bachelor's degrees in Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics, and Dance Pedagogy.


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