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229th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society
Tuesday, January 3 - Saturday, January 7
The “Super Bowl of Astronomy,” this winter’s AAS meeting convenes 3-7 January 2017 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. More than 2,000 astronomers are expected, and there are at least 1,500 oral and poster presentations on the program. In addition to the plenaries and the contributed oral and poster presentations, the Grapevine program offers numerous Town Hall meetings on astronomy and public policy, featuring representatives from NASA, the National Science Foundation, the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, and the James Webb Space Telescope.There will also be a Town Hall session on Astro2020, the next decadal survey of astronomy and astrophysics, as well as a special plenary Town Hall on Wednesday afternoon to discuss racism in astronomy.