239th meeting

Press Information

Salt Lake City, UT
239th meeting of the American Astronomical Society
Salt Lake City, UT
9 – 13 January 2022

Press Registration

The AAS offers complimentary meeting registration to bona fide working journalists and public information officers (PIOs). To request complimentary press registration, first check our eligibility criteria, then send an email message to AAS Press Officer Dr. Susanna Kohler with your name and media affiliation (or “freelance” if applicable). Upon confirming your eligibility, she'll email you a special promotional code that you can use to register for the meeting the same way regular attendees do, i.e., via the AAS 239 registration page.

Note that all in-person AAS 239 attendees will be required to provide proof of vaccination via a secure, third-party site before they can register. The confirmation of this proof can take up to 48 hours, so please plan ahead!

Press registration deadline: Tuesday, 4 January 2022. There will be no on-site registration available at AAS 239.

List of AAS 239 Press Registrants

Press Office

USRA LogoLocation: Room 254B, Level 2, Salt Palace Convention Center

Thanks to the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) for generously sponsoring the press office with refreshments for on-site press registrants!

Press Office Staff:

  • Dr. Susanna Kohler, AAS Communications Manager & Press Officer, +1 202-328-2010 x127
  • Dr. Kerry Hensley, AAS Communications Specialist & Deputy Press Officer, +1 202-328-2010 x138
  • Haley Wahl, AAS Media Fellow, +1 202-328-2010 x139

Assisting in the press office will be Dr. Rick Fienberg, former AAS Press Officer, and Macy Huston (Pennsylvania State University), the AAS 239 Astrobites Media Intern.

Press Conferences

Location: Room 254A, Level 2, Salt Palace Convention Center

We expect to hold press conferences live in the press conference room each morning and afternoon, Monday, 10 January, through Thursday, 13 January, to showcase some of the most exciting discoveries being presented at the meeting. Exact timing will be arranged soon. The conferences will be live-streamed on Zoom for virtual meeting participation, and they will also be live-streamed on the AAS Press Office YouTube channel (where you will not be able to ask questions; to do that, you will need to participate via Zoom) and archived there afterward.

Press Interviews

Location: Room 254C, Level 2, Salt Palace Convention Center

A dedicated press interview space will be available Sunday through Thursday for use by press registrants; a signup sheet will be provided soon to reserve this room for use at specific dates and times.

Media Advisories

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