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On the Waterfront: AAS Returns to Long Beach

Four years ago U.S. astronomers made a significant discovery: the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, where the AAS gathered for its 213th meeting. Smack in the “Waterfront Center of Southern California,” the facility sports a glass concourse and lobby offering expansive views of the scenic harbor and downtown skyline. A pedestrian promenade links abundant hotels, shops, restaurants, and attractions with more than five miles of sandy Pacific Ocean beaches.

AAS Names Dr. Joel Parriott New Director of Public Policy

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The American Astronomical Society (AAS), the foremost professional organization for research astronomers in North America, is pleased to announce that Dr. Joel Parriott will take up duties as Director of Public Policy for the Society as of November 26, 2012.

*NEW* Astronomy Ambassadors Workshop for Early-Career AAS Members: Resources and Techniques for Effective Outreach to Students and the Public

5-6 January 2013, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST

The newly established AAS Astronomy Ambassadors program is designed to support early-career AAS members with training in resources and techniques for effective outreach to students and/or the public. The first Astronomy Ambassadors workshop will be held on 5-6 January 2013 in conjunction with the 221st AAS meeting in Long Beach, California.