241st meeting

Press Information

Seattle, Washington
241st meeting of the American Astronomical Society
Seattle, Washington
8 – 12 January 2023

The AAS offers complimentary meeting registration to bona fide working journalists and public information officers (PIOs).

At AAS 241, there will be a dedicated press office and a reservable interview room. We will hold a full program of press conferences throughout the meeting, and the meeting will be followed by an optional press tour (more info to come).

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Press Registration Press Office Press Conferences
Press Interviews Press Tour Resources for Presenting Scientists
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Press Registration

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 the AAS Press Office with your name and media affiliation (or “freelance” if applicable). If your eligibility is confirmed, you'll receive a special promotional code that you can use to register for the meeting the same way regular attendees do, i.e., via the AAS 241 registration page.

Press registration deadline: Wednesday, 4 January 2023.

If you plan to attend the meeting in person, you will need to provide proof of vaccination as part of the registration process. Approval can take 24–48 hours, so please plan in advance for this.

View AAS 241 Press Registrants

Press Office


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

Location: Room 309, Level 3, Seattle Convention Center

Press Office Hours

  • Sunday, 8 January, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Monday, 9 January, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 10 January, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 11 January, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, 12 January, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Press Office Staff

AAS 241 Astrobites Media Intern Zili Shen will also assist in the Press Office.

Press Conferences

Location: Room 307/308, Level 3, Seattle Convention Center

Press Interviews

Location: Suite A, Level 6 directly off of the lobby, Seattle Convention Center

Use the online signup sheet to reserve this room for use for press interviews at specific dates and times.

Press Tour

Press registrants will have the opportunity to join for a special tour after AAS 241 of several astronomy labs at the University of Washington (UW), spanning from data science to satellite instrumentation.

The Space & Ground Instrumentation group, led by Sarah Tuttle, focuses on ultraviolet and fiber-based instrumentation. The Virtual Planetary Laboratory, led by Vikki Meadows, is leading the way in simulating exoplanet atmospheres and beyond — especially applicable with recent results from JWST. We’ll also touch base with several groups focused on the Vera Rubin Observatory and the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST), as well as UW’s eScience institute.

The tour will be held on Friday, 13 January at 10:30 am PT. We estimate it will last approximately 2 hours, followed by an opportunity to meet and talk in more detail with UW astronomers at their weekly pizza lunch at 12:30 pm. To sign up and to ensure you receive future news about this tour, please fill out the online expression of interest form.

Resources for Presenters

If you have been invited to present at an AAS press conference, you may have questions about what happens at a press conference, how to prepare a presentation, or how to prepare a press release. The resources at the following link should address those questions:


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