The 240th meeting of the AAS (joint with the Historical Astronomy, High Energy Astrophysics, and Laboratory Astrophysics Divisions) will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California.
Southern California is a powerhouse of astronomical research. From the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, Big Bear Observatory, IPAC, Owens Valley Radio Observatory, the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy, and Griffith Observatory; from UC San Diego to UC Los Angeles, Caltech, UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside, and UC Irvine; the list of institutions and people contributing to the advancement of astronomy, planetary science, and heliophysics goes on and on. This dense cluster of research activity is just one reason why the 240th AAS meeting is going to be such an amazing conference.
Another is the fantastic scientific program the AAS Vice Presidents (VPs), staff, and community members have put together following the unfortunate cancelation of AAS 239. There will be a wide range of Workshops, Splinter Sessions, Town Halls, and contributed sessions along with an engaging exhibition space representing our community and the institutions and companies that support our research. Nearly all the prize speakers, including the Russell lecturer, have agreed to present their talks in Pasadena this June at AAS 240. To accommodate the additional talks, the meeting has been expanded to four full days from the normal summer format of three and half days. This will allow 16 plenary and prize talks in addition to more sessions than we normally have at our summer meeting.**We will also be meeting jointly with the Historical Astronomy Division, High Energy Astrophysics Division, and Laboratory Astrophysics Division, each bringing their own dynamic program to share with the broader community.
Note: registration is required to participate in this meeting