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AAS meetings are dynamic gatherings of professional astronomers from around the world. The winter meetings typically boast 2000 participants or more. The four days are filled with scientific sessions, both poster and oral as well as invited sessions from prominent researchers with exciting results. The summer meetings have topical sessions, which are more lengthy oral sessions focused on particular topics. The meeting program is decided upon by the three vice-Presidents with logistical details provided by the AAS meeting coordinator.
Currently the winter meeting location rotates between four cities, Washington, D.C.; Austin, Texas; Seattle, Washington; and Long Beach, California. Summer meetings are held in a variety of locations, which are chosen by the Council in response to proposals from interested institutions.
Divisions hold meetings that may be attended by any AAS member. The DPS and the DDA each hold one meeting a year separate from the AAS general Meetings. The HEAD and the SPD meet occasionally apart from and occasionally with the AAS. On occasion the SPD has also met jointly with the American Geophysical Union. The Historical Astronomy Division usually meets jointly with the AAS. Schedules for Division Meetings may be found on the Division websites.
The AAS 221st Meeting was held 6-10 January 2013 at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802.
Computers, wired and wireless connectivity will be available during meeting hours.
The AAS offers complimentary meeting registration to bona fide working journalists and public-information officers.
The AAS has organized a Roommate Search Forum if you would like to share a hotel room to save money. You will need to register on the forum to use it. Look for the "Register" link and follow the instructions. The form does not require an AAS membership number to register. You will be sent a confirmation email. Once confirmed you can read and post messages on the forum. It takes about 2 minutes.
Exhibit Hall hours and regulations.
Speaker Ready Room
Location: Room 109, Indiana Convention Center
Versions of the schedule of the 221st Meeting of the AAS in Long Beach, CA.
The AAS Headquarters at 2000 Florida Avenue, NW is available for small (~10-15) person meetings. We have a small conference room, which can be reserved for use at least two weeks in advance with our meetings department, Kim Earle.
The goal of the AAS Topical Conference Series (AASTCS, pronounced "aztecs") is to organize between three and five topical conferences of significant interest to the astronomical community each year through a competitive proposal process.