Join the American Astronomical Society with HAD & HEAD
in Washington, DC, 5-9 January 2014
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street · National Harbor, Maryland 20745 USA
AAS 223: A Stimulus Package for Astronomy in the Nation’s Capital
If you ask most people what big event occurs in Washington, DC, every four years, they’ll probably say the presidential inaugural. For astronomers, though, the answer is the return of the AAS winter meeting — the “Super Bowl of Astronomy” — to the nation’s capital. Every quadrennial DC meeting seems to set an attendance record, and during the last one in 2010 it became clear that we’d outgrown the Marriott Wardman Park north of Dupont Circle. The 223rd AAS meeting, 5-9 January 2014, will be held in a new venue: the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Set on 350 premium acres along the Potomac River with lovely views of downtown DC and Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, the Gaylord is accompanied by more than 70 shops and restaurants (with more on the way) and is just a 15-minute taxi ride from the capital. Of special note, rooms in the AAS block at the main hotel, operated by Marriott, are being offered to all attendees at the prevailing government rate [Read more...]
AAS Warns of Pirate Housing Groups
A housing pirate is an unauthorized housing provider that often claims a vague affiliation with a conference and offers reduced rates to attendees. The AAS Executive Office is the official housing bureau for the 223rd AAS Meeting in Washington, DC and only they can guarantee room reservations and rates.
Be careful when entering into a financial agreement with any unofficial companies, as their legitimacy and policies may be questionable and show management will not be able to provide a resolution to issues related to such reservations. If another company besides the AAS contacts you, please contact the AAS Executive Office immediately at 202-328-2010 x106. Go to http://aas.org/meetings/aas223/travel_and_lodging to ensure your reservation.