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Press Registrants, 229th AAS Meeting, Grapevine, TX, 3-7 January 2017

The AAS offers complimentary press registration to bona fide working journalists and PIOs, as described on our press-credentials page.

As of 14 December 2016, advance press registration is closed. Reporters and PIOs who need to register on-site in Grapevine should go straight to the AAS registration desk and ask for a press-registration form. You'll be asked to take it to the AAS press office to have the form authorized by one of the AAS press officers, after which you may return to the registration desk to print your badge.

The following list includes approved AAS 229 press registrants as of 2 January 2017:

  1. Bill Andrews (Discover)
  2. Arianna Ashby (Freelance)
  3. Marieke Baan (Netherlands Research School for Astronomy [NOVA])
  4. Daniel J. Baas (Freelance)
  5. Natasha E. Batalha (Astrobites / Penn State)
  6. Damond Benningfield (StarDate Radio & Magazine)
  7. Charles E. Blue (National Radio Astronomy Observatory)
  8. Joanna Bridge (Astrobites / Penn State)
  9. Jessica Ann Brown (Northrop Grumman Corporation)
  10. Camille Carlisle (Sky & Telescope)
  11. May Chiao (Nature Astronomy)
  12. Felicia Chou (NASA Headquarters)
  13. Lars Lindberg Christensen (European Southern Observatory)
  14. Daniel Clery (Science)
  15. Calla Cofield (
  16. Lynn Cominsky (Sonoma State University)
  17. Christopher Crockett (Science News)
  18. Debra L. Davis ( /
  19. Nadia Drake (National Geographic)
  20. Peter Edmonds (Chandra X-ray Center)
  21. Suraiya Farukhi (Universities Space Research Association)
  22. Rick Fienberg (AAS Press Officer)
  23. Dave Finley (National Radio Astronomy Observatory)
  24. Valeria Foncea (ALMA Observatory)
  25. Jeff Foust (The Space Review)
  26. Sarah Frazier (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
  27. Josh Fuchs (Astrobites / Univ. of North Carolina Chapel Hill)
  28. Cheryl Gundy (Space Telescope Science Institute)
  29. Inge Heyer (AAS Deputy Press Officer)
  30. Masaaki Hiramatsu (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)
  31. Cynthia Hunt (Carnegie Observatories)
  32. C. Renee James (Freelance)
  33. Michele Johnson (NASA Ames / Kepler / K2)
  34. Rebecca Johnson (Univ. of Texas at Austin / McDonald Observatory)
  35. Jeff Kanipe (Freelance)
  36. Marios Karouzos (Nature Astronomy)
  37. Claretta Kimp (Texas Christian University)
  38. Susanna Kohler (AAS Nova / Astrobites)
  39. Liz Kruesi (Freelance)
  40. Elizabeth Landau (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
  41. Alaina G. Levine (Quantum Success Solutions)
  42. Sarah O. Lewin (
  43. Ana Lopes (APS Physics)
  44. Abigail Malate (AIP Inside Science)
  45. Adam Mann (Freelance)
  46. Larry Marschall (AAS Deputy Press Officer)
  47. Robert Nemiroff (Astronomy Picture of the Day / Michigan Technological Univ.)
  48. Naomi Pasachoff (Williams College)
  49. Carolyn Collins Petersen (Loch Ness Productions)
  50. Christine Pulliam (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
  51. Martin Ratcliffe (Wichita State / Springer)
  52. Meredith Rawls (University of Washington / LSST)
  53. Nola Taylor Redd (Freelance)
  54. Dawn Redd (Freelance)
  55. Connie Reese (Northrop Grumman)
  56. Magnus Rittby (Texas Christian University)
  57. Leslie Sage (Nature)
  58. Nathan Sanders (Astrobites)
  59. Kevin S. Schindler (Lowell Observatory)
  60. Ethan Siegel (Starts With a Bang / Forbes)
  61. Ramin Skibba (Freelance)
  62. Joshua Sokol (Freelance)
  63. Gordon K. Squires (Caltech/IPAC – Thirty Meter Telescope)
  64. Andrea Stafford (Texas Christian University)
  65. Fernanda Urrutia (Gemini South)
  66. Nick Veronico (SOFIA / USRA)
  67. V. Ashley Villar (Astrobites / Harvard University)
  68. Ray Villard (Space Telescope Science Institute)
  69. Megan Watzke (Chandra X-ray Center)
  70. Ann Webb (Willmann-Bell, Inc.)
  71. Dennis J. Webb (Willmann-Bell, Inc.)
  72. John David Wenz (Astronomy)
  73. Alexandra Witze (Nature)
  74. Paul Woods (Nature Astronomy)
  75. Ryan Wyatt (California Academy of Sciences)
  76. Monica Young (Sky & Telescope)
  77. Michael Zevin (Astrobites / Northwestern University)