AAS 234: Welcome!


This week, AAS Nova and astrobites are attending the American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in St. Louis, MO!

We had a great time at the undergrad reception this evening chatting with all the awesome students who came out for the event. Thanks to all of you for joining us; we hope to see you around at the rest of the meeting!

astrobites swag

Need some astrobites swag? Come stop by the AAS booth at #AAS234!

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’ve got stickers and brand new astrobites pins (you asked and we delivered!), 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 reporting highlights from each day. Note that we’re a little understaffed at this meeting, so we won’t be able to capture as many sessions as we usually do — but we’ll do our best to bring you brief summaries of most of the keynote talks and the press conferences. You can follow along here on aasnova.org this week, and we’ll repost the summaries on astrobites.org when the site is back online (we’re working on that!).

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 learn more about these prominent astrophysicists and the path they took to where they are today.

Meet the AAS 234 Keynote Speakers: Joshua Winn and Elisabeth Mills
Meet the AAS 234 Keynote Speakers: James Head III and Xander Tielens
Meet the AAS 234 Keynote Speakers: Yacine Ali-Haïmoud and Anthony Yeates
Meet the AAS 234 Keynote Speakers: Alice Shapley