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January 09, 2011

Astronomers gather under the clouds

The American Astronomical Society (www.aas.org) is meeting in Seattle, Washington this week. There will be ~2500 astronomers (are there really that many?) gathered in downtown Seattle to talk about the latest discoveries in astronomy. There will also undoubtedly be political discussions about how our precious money is spent (NASA's new space telescope? people on Mars?)

AAS press officer Rick Fienberg reminds us that astronomers get easily distracted by dark clear skies, and so the clouds will help the meeting progress on schedule.

See the Space.com article for an interesting insight on Astronomy's "movable Mecca".

Also, keep an eye out for press releases. This is the time of year where astronomers like to announce their amazing discoveries.

Posted by christoq at January 9, 2011 05:05 PM


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