Astrobites at AAS 231: Day 4

Astrobites at AAS 231: Day 4

We report on Day 4 of the winter AAS meeting in National Harbor, MD. Highlights include an overview of the electromagnetic counterparts to LIGO’s first neutron-star merger, a look at the powerful instrumentation that detected gravitational waves, and a discussion of science funding in the context of our political climate.

Astrobites at AAS 231: Day 3

Astrobites at AAS 231: Day 3

We report on Day 3 of the winter AAS meeting in National Harbor, MD. Highlights include an overview of the latest results from space telescopes, a look at our sister planet Venus, and discussion of data science’s role in astronomy.

Astrobites at AAS 231: Day 2

Astrobites at AAS 231: Day 2

We report on Day 2 of the winter AAS meeting in National Harbor, MD. Highlights include an exciting update on the repeating fast radio burst, a look at the evolution of galaxy clusters and what’s between them, and a summary of the state of gravitational-wave astronomy.

Astrobites at AAS 231: Day 1

Astrobites at AAS 231: Day 1

We report on Day 1 of the winter AAS meeting in National Harbor, MD. Highlights include a spectacular look at Jupiter’s poles, a look at the major upcoming exoplanet survey TESS, and insight into the expanding universe from Nobel prize winner Adam Riess.