Astrobites at AAS 238: Welcome

Banner announcing the 238th meeting of the American Astronomical Society

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

Astrobites Media Intern Luna Zagorac and Astrobiters Mia de los ReyesEllis AvalloneSabina Sagynbayeva, and Macy Huston 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 and press conferences, so follow along here on or on!

Where can you find us? We’ll be at the Astrobites booth in the Grad Student Fair all week — stop by and join us in the chat room! In addition, you can catch Luna, Tarini, and Susanna at the press conferences all week.

We’ll also be hosting a short webinar on Wednesday at 5pm ET at the Astrobites booth, discussing how you can use Astrobites and/or get involved.

Poster illustration featuring 6 photos of people and the astrobites and AAS238 logos.

While we wish we could talk with you all in person, we’re glad to have this virtual alternative! We look forward to seeing you in sessions and visiting your posters throughout the next three days.

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! They’ll be published throughout this week, and they provide a great opportunity to discover more about these prominent astrophysicists and learn about the paths they took to where they are today.

Gif rotating through images and names of the plenary speakers for AAS238.

You can read the currently published AAS 238 keynote speaker interviews here. Be sure to check back all week as the remainder are released!

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