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