HEAD 19 Meeting


19th Divisional Meeting of the High Energy Astrophysics Division
Pittsburgh, PA
13 – 17 March 2022

Join us 13-17 March 2022!

The 19th Divisional Meeting of the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the AAS, will, for the first time in 3 years, bring together HEAD members and other colleagues to share recent advances in the field of high energy astrophysics.

There has been enormous progress in our field since our last face-to-face meeting in Sun Valley in March, 2019: the launch of SRG and the completion of the initial all-sky X-ray surveys from eROSITA and ART-XC, precise constraints on the neutron star equation of state by high precision X-ray timing with NICER and gravitational wave observations with LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA, and the release of the 2020 Decadal, pointing the path to future advances in our understanding of the high-energy Universe.

The 19th Divisional meeting will take place at the William Penn Omni, 13-17 March 2022, in Pittsburgh, PA. The Omni is a beautiful historic (and supposedly haunted) hotel which, since 1916, "played a starring role in the city of Pittsburgh, hosting movie stars, politicians, heads of state and leaders of business".

We look forward to seeing everyone in Pittsburgh!

Plan Your Visit

HEAD 19 & COVID-19

Society leaders and staff are monitoring the ongoing pandemic as well as both national and local public health guidance for large gatherings. The AAS encourages everyone to stay informed about safety measures for travel and gatherings as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For current information on Pittsburgh, visit https://www.visitpittsburgh.com/plan-your-trip/travel-safely/.

The Board of Trustees has decided to require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, for all HEAD 19 on-site attendees, staff, and support contractors without exception. All on-site meeting participants will be required to submit proof of full vaccination prior to registration, through a secure, third-party system. Note that your privacy is protected: the AAS does not see anything that you submit through this system.

In addition, we will be following all CDC guidelines for meetings and conferences, which currently include mask-wearing for vaccinated people in large gatherings indoors. Local staff supporting our meeting at the conference venue will also be uniformly masked.

Visit Pittsburgh

Make plans to discover all you can see, do and find Only in Pittsburgh! Discover The Andy Warhol Museum, take a ride on the Duquesne and Monongahela Inclines, visit the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, the National Aviary, the Roberto Clemente Museum – this list goes on! Explore the city and experience the award-winning food scene, tremendous local breweries, countless outdoor activities, fantastic accommodations and so much more. 

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HEAD 19 Deadlines

Special Session & Town Hall Deadlines
Thu, Dec 2: Town Hall acceptance letters sent out with catering menus and order form
Mon, Dec 13: Special Session results sent out 

Abstract Deadlines    
Mon, Dec 13: Regular abstract deadline, 11:59 pm ET
Mon, Dec 16: Late abstracts open, 8:00 am ET
Tue, Jan 4: Late abstract deadline, 12:00 pm ET

Fri, Jan 14: Early registration deadline
Sat, Jan 15: Regular registration begins
Wed, Feb 16: Regular registration deadline
Wed, Feb 16: Presenter registration deadline
Thu, Feb 17: Late registration begins
Tue, March 8: Last day to register. No Onsite Registration.

Hotel Reservations Deadline        
Fri, Feb 18: Hotel reservations deadline

Splinter Deadlines    
Tue, Sep 14: Splinter site opens in Mira
Mon, Dec 13: Splinter proposals deadline
Tue, Dec 21: Splinter acceptance letters sent with catering form
Tue, Jan 18: Splinter & Town Hall catering requests due

All billing is processed after the meeting, and takes 8-12 weeks. A final invoice will be sent to the email address that you provided in the splinter meeting proposal. At that point the invoice can be paid by AmEx, VISA, MasterCard, or check.