The AAS offers complimentary meeting registration to bona fide working journalists and public information officers (PIOs). To request press registration, first check our eligibility criteria, then contact AAS Press Officer Dr. Rick Fienberg with your name and media affiliation (or “freelance” if applicable). Upon confirming your eligibility, he’ll email you a special promotional code that you can use to register the same way regular attendees do, i.e., via the AAS 238 registration page. Advance press registration deadline: Thursday, 3 June 2021. If you wait till the meeting gets under way, we may not be able to process your registration in time for you to attend that day’s events.
Press Registration Instructions
Since we will not be meeting in person, there will be no physical press office, press conference room, or press interview room. A very special “Thank you!” goes out to the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) for generously sponsoring the AAS 238 virtual press office!
- Rick Fienberg, AAS Press Officer, +1 857-891-5649 (cell)
- Tarini Konchady, AAS Media Fellow, +1 202-328-2010 x130
- Susanna Kohler, Editor, AAS Nova, +1 202-328-2010 x127
Assisting in the Press Office: Luna Zagorac (Yale University / Astrobites)
From Monday through Wednesday, 7 June through 9 June 2021, twice-daily news briefings will be conducted via Zoom for press registrants and any other meeting registrants wishing to attend. They’ll also be live-streamed on the AAS Press Office YouTube channel for others who are interested — but not interested enough to register. You will not be able to ask questions via YouTube; to ask questions, you’ll need to register for the meeting and join the briefings via Zoom. Recordings will be archived on the AAS Press Office YouTube channel afterward.
- 2nd Media Advisory/Press Kit (14 May 2021, updated June 2021)
- 1st Media Advisory (18 March 2021)