Astrobites at AAS 236: Welcome

This week, Astrobites and AAS Nova are attending the first-ever virtual American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting.

Astrobiters Sanjana Curtis, Abby Waggoner, Haley Wahl, Luna Zagorac, Alex Pizzuto, and Amber Hornsby will join AAS Nova Editor Susanna Kohler and AAS Media Fellow Tarini Konchady to live-blog the meeting for all those who aren’t attending or can’t make all the sessions they’d like.

We plan to cover all of the plenaries, press conferences, and town halls, as well as a few additional sessions, so follow along here on astrobites.org or on aasnova.org!

astrobites at AAS 236

We’re sad not to get to talk to you in person, but we’re pretty psyched about the virtual setup for this meeting. We look forward to seeing you in sessions and visiting your posters throughout the next three days.

Where can you find us? Astrobites Media Intern Sanjana Curtis will be presenting a poster about Astrobites in the iposter gallery on Wednesday, 3 June, 5:30–6:30pm ET. Drop by to check it out and say hello — it’s poster 339.04: Astrobites: Accessible Summaries of the Latest Astrophysics Research.

In addition, if you’re registered for the meeting, we’d love for you to stop by and visit us this week! You can find us at the AAS Resource Center in the Exhibit Hall — we’ll be staffing the booth daily during the breaks from 9am-10am ET, 1:40–2:40 ET, and 5:30–6:30 ET, and we’re always happy to hear from you.

AAS 236 lobby

Lastly, if you’re interested in reading up on some of the keynote speakers before their talks at the meeting, be sure to check out the interviews conducted by Astrobites authors, linked below! This is a great opportunity to discover more about these prominent astrophysicists and learn about the path they took to where they are today.

Meet the AAS Keynote Speakers: Dr. Dara Norman
Meet the AAS Keynote Speakers: Dr. Lisa Kaltenegger
Meet the AAS Keynote Speakers: Dr. Jo Dunkley
Meet the AAS Keynote Speakers: Prof. James Lowenthal
Meet the AAS Keynote Speakers: Prof. Paola Caselli
Meet the AAS Keynote Speakers: Prof. Sandra Cruz-Pol
Meet the AAS Keynote Speakers: Dr. Jackie Faherty
Meet the AAS Keynote Speakers: Dr. Kazunari Shibata
Meet the AAS Keynote Speakers: Dr. Christy Tremonti
Meet the AAS Keynote Speakers: Prof. Elisabeth Mills

AAS 236 plenary speakers

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