AAS 215 - Washington DC 2010
The 215th AAS meeting in Washington, DC, in early January was more than just the largest in the Society’s history. With 3,414 registrants, it was the largest astronomy meeting in the history of the universe — as far as we know, anyway! Attendees flocked to the Marriott Wardman Park hotel from all over the world to hear 8 prize lectures and 10 other invited talks, including a policy address by NASA administrator Charles Bolden and a personal travelogue of the last Hubble servicing mission by astronaut John Grunsfeld. Astronomers presented more than 2,300 oral and poster papers, and some four-dozen researchers showcased newsworthy science in 11 press conferences eagerly attended by more than 100 reporters representing print, online, and broadcast media (both radio and TV).
Unless otherwise noted, all photos are by Richard Dreiser, © 2010 American Astronomical Society.
Jan 4, 2010