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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.


  • 100.00: Welcome Address by AAS President Christine Jones (Harvard-Smithsonian, CfA)
  • 101.01: "Dark Matter in the Universe," Katherine Freese (University of Michigan)
  • 106.01: "Origins of Inner Solar Systems," Rebekah Dawson (Penn State University)
  • 107.01: NSF Town Hall: Chair: James Ulvestad (National Science Foundation)
  • 112.01: "The Universe's Most Extreme Star-forming Galaxies," Caitlin Casey (University of Texas, Austin)
  • 113.01: "Science Highlights from SOFIA," Erick Young (USRA)

  • 205.01: "Our Future in Space," Christopher Impey (University of Arizona)
  • 212.01: "Flows and Flares Around the Nearest Supermassive Black Hole — Sgr A*," Daniel Wang (University of Massachusetts)

  • 305.01: "CANDELS: A Cosmic Quest for Distant Galaxies Offering Live Views of Galaxy Evolution," David Koo (University of California, Santa Cruz)
  • 306.01: NASA Town Hall, Chair: Paul Hertz (NASA Headquarters)
  • 311.01: "On the Explosion Geometry of Red Supergiant Stars," Doug Leonard (San Diego State University)

  • 400.01: "Space Weather: Linking Stellar Explosions to the Human Endeavor," Delores Knipp (University of Colorado)
  • 404.01: "Growth of Astronomy Education in Chile: a late but successful story," Hernán Quintana (Pontificia Universidad Catolica)

Extras

  • AAS HQ 2017-2018: What is Happening? Kevin Marvel (CEO)
  • AAS Treasurer's Report, Nancy Morrison (Treasurer)
  • The New AAS Governance Model: Town Hall (audio only), David Helfand
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