230th AAS Meeting

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Important: Our registration process has changed.

When
6/4/2017 - 6/8/2017
Where
JW Marriott Austin
111 E 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701 United States

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Program

   
 
The Rodger Doxsey Travel Prize — established through the support of his father, John Doxsey, and other friends, family, and colleagues — provides graduate students or postdocs within one year of receiving or receipt of their PhD a monetary prize to enable the oral presentation of their dissertation research at a winter meeting of the AAS. Help us sustain this important prize with your gift of $25.00.
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Over 90% of the carbon emissions from a typical scientific meeting come from participant travel to the meeting. We are encouraging participants to contribute up to $50 towards the purchase of carbon offsets, which will be used for a variety of third-party certified projects to reduce carbon emissions. Offsets are not a panacea, but will go a small way towards compensating for the meeting's carbon footprint.
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A mobile app including the schedule of sessions and events, full abstracts, exhibitor listings, and much more information will be available for Android, iPhone, and through any web browser. If you would like to also receive a printed meeting program, please opt-in.
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Alaina Levine of Quantum Success Solutions, a career consultant, science writer, professional speaker, and comedian, will meet individually with attendees to provide confidential, customized career advice for people from student through mid-career. Attendees are encouraged to bring CV/resume, cover letter, or any other item you wish to have evaluated. Registrants will be contacted starting 14 March by facilitator to schedule their individual appointment.
Time
6/4/2017 - 6/8/2017 12:00 PM
6/4/2017
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) which is set to launch in 2018 will revolutionize our understanding of the Universe with its unprecedented sensitivity and angular resolution at Infrared wavelengths. There are a variety of proposing tools that have been developed to assist the user community to prepare their observing requests and proposals in sufficient detail. This workshop will provide an overview of the JWST proposal and planning tools for the various observing modes available using the JWST instruments. There will be demos and hands-on sessions to explore the tools for different observing modes. The workshop will help the community to familiarize with all the tools required for JWST proposal submission. The specific tools covered will include JWST Astronomer's Proposal Tool and JWST Exposure Time Calculator. There will be opportunity to perform few exercises using these tools to plan observations for selected science cases or observing modes. At the end of the workshop there will be some time devoted for final questions and feedback. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Time
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
6/4/2017 8:30 AM
Do you want to have an impact on people's knowledge beyond the walls of the scientific research community? Do you want to communicate with broader audiences in ways that are educational and memorable? This workshop is for scientists who are interested in increasing the impacts of their science knowledge and expertise by interacting with people online, or in other venues outside of your normal work environment. Maybe you are interested in hosting webinars, running a short online course for the public, or using Facebook, Twitter, or other social media to communicate science? Perhaps you are interested in setting up something for an open house, science fair, or star party? You will leave this workshop with a plan of action, and pathways to obtaining the skills, tools, partnerships, and opportunities that you need to effectively implement it. In this three hour workshop you will: 1) Learn why and how people choose to, and do, learn in a variety of settings; 2) Think about and plan your goals for who you would like to impact and why; 3) Explore ways to discover if learning is taking place in these settings; and 4) Develop an implementation plan, using relevant and appropriate tools and techniques that you can put into immediate action! We are offering this workshop as a part of the NASA funded CosmoQuest project (funded in part via NASA Cooperative Agreement #NNX16AC68A).
Time
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
6/4/2017 12:30 PM
Is Austin your first AAS Meeting? Are you looking for a Graduate or Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Program? Are you overwhelmed by the AAS Meeting? Or are you looking to connect with other students and faculty? Then the Student Orientation and Grad School Fair is for you! When you register, make sure to sign up for this fun and informative event.
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
6/4/2017 5:30 PM
Join your colleagues as we kick-off the start of the 230th AAS Meeting in Austin. This is a great time to network, socialize, eat, drink and gear up for an exciting week.
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
6/4/2017 7:00 PM
Once you think you know what you want to do, what are the next steps to take? This FREE workshop and panel discussion explores the various career paths available to astronomy-educated professionals, the skill set needed to pursue specific jobs, and how to craft your CV or resume depending on which career you want to pursue. We will present strategies and tactics for acing your job interviews, job searching, networking, and even negotiations with a panel of successful stars of astronomy and beyond!
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
6/5/2017 9:30 AM
Join us one last time to say farewell to your colleagues until the next time you meet at an AAS Meeting!
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
6/8/2017 12:30 PM