IAU First Impressions

Posted By on Aug 3, 2009

Let the chaos begin! I’m currently at the XXVII General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union in Rio de Janeiro. For the next two weeks, astronomers from all around the globe will converge on the SulAmerica Convention Center. I’m here to represent the USA in Special Session 2: The International Year of Astronomy. I have 12 minutes this afternoon to communicate all the IYA events in the USA, ranging from NASA...

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AAS Coverage

Posted By on Jun 8, 2009

I’m currently at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Pasadena, California. My students are livestreaming all the press conferences, and I’ll be streaming a few special events. Here is our schedule of events: Monday, June 8, 12 Noon: BLACK HOLES & PULSARS press conference Tuesday, June 9 9:00 AM: GALAXY DISCOVERIES press conference 10:30 AM: INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY UPDATE press conference (Featuring me...

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I’m currently in Kansas City attending the MARAC at the Linda Hall Library enjoying talks on astronomy given by astronomers from all around the area. Last year I spoke in St Charles, MO at the exact same meeting, but last year I discussed IYA. This year I’ll be talking about both what’s it like to communicate astronomy in real time, and also about the Galaxy Zoo project. This is a really comfortable conference on...

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