It is just a few short weeks until the Astronomy Cast crew (that would be Fraser, Rebecca and I) as well as the Bad Astronomer (that would be Phil) all head down to Austin, Texas for this year’s winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society.

It should be a great meeting. We have funds to livecast the conference. This means we’ll be doing a video walking tour of the exhibit hall, audio and video interviews, and lots of live blogging all through out the meeting. Content will be getting fed to you through this site, Astronomy Cast, Universe Today, Bad Astronomy, and YouTube.

Phil, Fraser, and I will probably schedule a meetup time that I’ll post before Friday here and on Astronomy Cast. Would any of you be interested in seeing us in Austin if we promised to be somewhere at a given time?

In preparation for the meeting I spent to day with my and my student Brian’s respective noses to the grindstone on some research. It was good to wrap my head around numbers for a change, and I think we’re going to have some good methodologies to present. I wish we had about another month, but we don’t, so … well that’s where the grindstone comes in.

Also in preparation for the meeting, I’m working on tearing up the Astronomy Cast website. I’m trying to clean up the design, make the show index make sense, and I’ll be updating a lot of the non-show specific content (bios and such). If there is anything you’d like to see happen, now would be a good time to pipe up!

Tomorrow will be code code code. Wheeee….. Tis the season I guess 🙂