AAS Meeting Coverage This Week

Article Updated: 24 Dec , 2015
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Prepare for a week of breaking astronomical news as the American Astronomical Society (AAS) is holding its 213th meeting all this week in Long Beach, California. Thousands of astronomers will be coming together to share their research and report their recent findings. Universe Today’s Fraser Cain and Ian O’Neill will be in attendance to provide on-site coverage, as well as tracking down the inside scoops and behind the scenes news. In addition, at our sister site Astronomy Cast LIVE, Fraser and Ian will be joining the team of Pamela Gay, Chris Lintott, Michael Koppelmann, Jordan Raddick, Georgia Bracey, and Scott Miller to post articles, do live-blogging and provide U-Stream live video from press conferences and other events. I’ll be manning the trenches from the ‘home office,’ reporting on AAS press releases and keeping track of the rest of news going on this week.

So get ready for a ridiculous amount of coverage and some very interesting discoveries that will be announced this week from the AAS meeting.

If you live near Long Beach or are there for the meeting, meet Fraser, Ian and the Astronomy Cast LIVE team at a “Blogger Meet-up” on Wed. January 7 at the Rock Bottom Brewery from 6pm – 9pm.

And if you are in the area, Tuesday night is the International Year of Astronomy opening ceremony at the Long Beach conference center. Observing sponsored by Celestron will take place outside before the 7:45pm ceremony.

For quick news you can follow on Twitter:
Astronomy Cast
Nancy Atkinson
Ian O’Neill
Star Stryder
Georgia Bracey

So, stay tuned for our coverage on Universe Today, and super-sized coverage on Astronomy Cast LIVE.


11 Responses

  1. It’s going to be awesome! Looking forward to meeting everybody…

    Looks like we’ll be blogging, tweeting, vicasting… plus on the Wednesday (tech problems aside) I’ll hopefully be doing my live show, Astroengine Live! The plan is to swamp the media with breaking news. I’ve never done this before (I’m used to presenting rather than reporting), so it will be a fab experience.

    Plus we have our ace blogger Nancy backing us up at mission control, so expect an uber-amount of breaking news!

    Oh, and bring your beer money to Long Beach on the Wednesday. I’ve been to Rock Bottom before and there are a fantastic selection of locally brewed ales. Lovely 🙂

    Catch you soon! Will be great to see you all in my neighbourhood!

    Cheers, Ian

  2. (Darn. my comment got stuck in the moderation queue… oh the irony! Here it is again without the links)

    It’s going to be awesome! Looking forward to meeting everybody…

    Looks like we’ll be blogging, tweeting, vicasting… plus on the Wednesday (tech problems aside) I’ll hopefully be doing my live show, Astroengine Live! The plan is to swamp the media with breaking news. I’ve never done this before (I’m used to presenting rather than reporting), so it will be a fab experience.

    Plus we have our ace blogger Nancy backing us up at mission control, so expect an uber-amount of breaking news!

    Oh, and bring your beer money to Long Beach on the Wednesday. I’ve been to Rock Bottom before and there are a fantastic selection of locally brewed ales. Lovely 🙂
    Catch you soon! Will be great to see you all in my neighbourhood!

    Cheers, Ian

  3. Adam R says:

    Good, have fun at meeting. Keep the interest in plasma physics high for our children.

    Great community…good people.

  4. Astrofiend says:

    I am seriously ready for a ridiculous amount of coverage.

  5. bse5150 says:

    It’s like Christmas all over again – I hope the discoveries include extrasolar planets. Will the discoveries be announced all week long or can we expect a tidal wave on day one?

  6. All. Week. Long. (M-TH)

  7. Sofia says:

    After Christmas – silent in news – vacations, it ‘s very nice to read and hear about the discoveries.
    Maby the astronomers have kept special news for these meetings, so I think that it will be really interesting .

  8. KateHTN says:

    Looks from that photo that astronomers should try to avoid breathing too deeply this week!

  9. Ayti says:

    “Blogger Meet-up” on Wed. January 9 . . . .”

    Wednesday falls on the 7th this week, Friday is the 9th.

    fyi

  10. Thanks Ayti- its been fixed, and our calendars have now been coordinated….

  11. jasond says:

    I’m definitely cruising out for the IYA Opening Ceremony tonight, since I’m only about 25-30 min. away. Would definitely love to have a beer with the gang behind my favourite space-related news blog but I don’t think I can pull it off two nights in row. :/

    Also, I *hate* Long Beach. >:[

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