229th meeting

229th AAS Meeting Videos

229th meeting of the American Astronomical Society
Grapevine, Texas
3 – 7 January 2017

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AAS 229 Meeting Recap & Invitation to AAS 230

This 2-minute video features highlights from the 229th meeting in Grapevine and an invitation from AAS President Christine Jones to return to the Lone Star State for the 230th meeting in Austin. It was produced by AAS photographers Todd Buchanan and Phil McCarten of Corporate Event Images.

  • AAS 229 (Grapevine, TX, Jan. 2017) Recap & Invitation to AAS 230 (Austin, TX, June 2017)

Plenary Sessions

These links point to slidecasts, i.e., presentation slides accompanied by audio of the lectures. Some invited talks and prize lectures aren't included here, for one or more of the following reasons: (1) the speaker didn't give us permission to record and post their presentation, (2) the quality of the recording was substandard, or (3) a technical glitch prevented the successful recording of the audio and/or presentation slides.

  • 101.01: Kavli Foundation Lecture: "Early Solar System Bombardment: Exploring the Echoes of Planetary Migration and Lost Ice Giants," William Bottke (Southwest Research Institute)
  • 117.01: Annie Jump Cannon Award Lecture: "The Tumultuous Lives and Deaths of Stars," Laura Lopez (Ohio State University)
  • 135.01: Henry Norris Russell Lecture: "How Stars Form," Christopher McKee (University of California, Berkeley)

  • 217.01: Invited Talk: "What We Don't Know About the Beginning of the Universe," Sean Carroll (Caltech)
  • 234.01: Dannie Heineman Prize Lecture: "Increasing Accuracy and Increasing Tension in H0," Wendy Freedman (University of Chicago)
  • 235.01: HEAD Bruno Rossi Prize Lecture: "A Good Hard Look at Growing Supermassive Black Holes in the Distant Universe," Niel Brandt (Pennsylvania State University)

  • 300.01: SPD George Ellery Hale Prize Lecture: "Magnetic Energy Release in Solar Flares," Terry Forbes (University of New Hampshire)
  • 315.01: Newton Lacy Pierce Prize Lecture: "The Chemistry of Planet Formation," Karin Öberg (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
  • 331.01: Invited Talk: "Feedback: Now with Physics," Philip F. Hopkins (Caltech)
  • 332.01: Invited Talk: "Astronomy from the Upper Stratosphere: Key Discoveries and New Opportunities from High-Altitude Scientific Balloons," Laura Fissel (Northwestern University)

  • 400.01: Lancelot M. Berkeley Prize Lecture: "Exploring for Galaxies in the First Billion Years with Hubble and Spitzer — Pathfinding for JWST," Garth Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz)
  • 412.01: Invited Talk: "The 21st Century: The Century of Biology on Earth and Beyond," Jill Tarter (SETI Institute)
  • 422.01: Invited Talk: "The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA," Alex Young (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
  • 423.01: Invited Talk: "How Supermassive Black Hole Feedback Might Work," Megan Donahue (Michigan State University)


  • AAS 229 Talent Show