AAS Meeting All This Week

Sure, it’s quiet for space news right now, but just you wait. Astronomers from across the US are gathering together here in Austin, Texas to meet and announce their latest findings at the Winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society. There are going to be dozens of big announcements, and literally hundreds of papers presented.

I’m here at the conference, and I’m going to try and bring you as much of this news as is humanly possible. So don’t be surprised if your feed reader starts to bog down with news, and you get gigantic email news updates from Universe Today.

The press conferences start Tuesday, January 8th, so don’t expect much between now and then.

Pamela, Phil and I are going to be doing an experiment this year as well. We’ll be liveblogging some of the big press events, capturing live video, and generally trying to give you all a sense of what it’s like to be here at the meeting.

So if you’re interested in catching our live updates, we’re going to have a special section of Astronomy Cast that you can check out. Just point your browser to astronomycast.com/live. We’ll have frequent updates during the meeting.

And one last reminder. If you’re actually here in Austin and want to meet the Astronomy Cast team and Dr. Phil Plait, we’re going to be having a reader meetup at the Iron Cactus on Tuesday night. Click here for more info.