Astrobites at AAS 232: Welcome

Astrobites represents at the undergraduate reception at AAS232.

This week, Astrobites is attending the American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in Denver, Colorado!

We had a great time at the undergrad reception this evening talking to the awesome students here about their past work and their goals for the future. Thanks to all of you for joining us; we hope to see you around at the rest of the meeting!

If you’re at the meeting and missed us at the undergrad reception, please stop by and visit this week! You can find us at the AAS booth in the exhibit hall — we have sunglasses, stickers, and more, so swing by to pick up some swag and say hi.

For anyone who’s missing the meeting, or for those attending who can’t make all the sessions you want to: Astrobites and AAS Nova will be working together to report highlights from each day. We’ll particularly be covering the keynote talks and the press conferences coming out of the meeting. You can follow along here on the site, or at — look for an update after each day of the meeting. If you’d like to see more timely updates during the day, we encourage you to search the #aas232 hashtag on twitter.

Lastly, if you’re interested in reading up on some of the keynote speakers before their talks at the meeting, keep following along at … we’ll be posting interviews with speakers in advance of their keynote talks. The first two are already up, featuring Debra Fischer and Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz. This is a great opportunity to learn more about prominent astrophysicists and the path they took to where they are today!



About Susanna Kohler

I received my BS in physics from University of California at Santa Barbara in 2008 and my PhD in astrophysics from University of Colorado Boulder in 2014. My dissertation work focused on studying and modeling the extremely energetic outflows from active black holes at galactic centers. I'm now the Communications Manager and Press Officer for the American Astronomical Society.

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