Blogs, Tweets, and News Reports
Interested in staying on top of what's happening at the 217th AAS meeting in Seattle, Washington, 9-13 January 2011? This is the place to start! Just follow the links below to view blog postings, tweets, and news articles from/about the meeting. (Note to bloggers and journalists: If you're covering the meeting and don't see your link here, please send it to AAS Press Officer Dr. Rick Fienberg.)
Blogs represented at the meeting:
Alice Enevoldsen of Seattle's Pacific Science Center answers astronomy-related questions from the public.
AAS Public Policy Blog:
Bethany Johns, the AAS's John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellow, will post reports from Town Hall sessions and other policy discussions.
Contributor Kelle Cruz (Hunter College/CUNY & AMNH) is registered to be at the meeting and has blogged about AAS meetings before.
Alan Boyle (MSNBC) will be at the meeting; he's also very active on Facebook and Twitter.
Contributor Risa Wechsler (Stanford Univ.) is registered to attend.
Dynamics of Cats:
Steinn Sigurdsson (Penn State Univ.) will be at the meeting.
Written by a “twenty-something astrophysics PhD student” who prefers to remain anonymous.
Pamela Gay (Southern Illinois Univ. Edwardsville & Zooniverse) is another very active blogger who tweets regularly too.
Alexander B. Fry (Univ. of Washington) will be in Seattle, of course, since he lives and works there!
Journalist/planetarian Carolyn Collins Petersen (Loch Ness Productions) is registered for the meeting.
Blogs not represented at the meeting but likely to cover it remotely:
Written by a United Kingdom astronomer named Stuart. If he has a surname, he's keeping it to himself.
Astronomer-writer-TV-host Phil Plait often attends AAS meetings, but he's not registered for this one.
Paul Gilster blogs on behalf of the Tau Zero Foundation.
Keith Cowing often seems to know what NASA is doing before NASA knows what NASA is doing.
@AAS_Press & @AAS_EPO:
Tweets from AAS Press Officer / Education & Outreach Coordinator Rick Fienberg, who's coordinating the press program.
@AAS_CAPP & @AAS_Bethany_J:
Tweets from AAS Bahcall Public Policy Fellow Bethany Johns, who's also blogging on the AAS Public Policy Blog.
There are too many others to list! Just search for the hashtag #aas217 (and be sure to use that hashtag in your own tweets).
News organizations/publications covering the meeting (most in person):
German Public Radio
Seattle Astronomy Examiner
Sky & Telescope