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NASA Briefings Set For American Astronomical Society Meeting

January 7, 2013

NASA scientists will present new findings on a wide range of astrophysics topics next week at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS). The meeting takes place Jan. 6-10 at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd, in Long Beach, Calif. Media registration for the event is open.

None of the briefings will be carried on NASA Television, but all will be web-streamed on AAS’s website for registered journalists.

NASA’s media briefings during the meeting will feature topics such as new video of a rapidly rotating neutron star, the latest images of the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A, and the most detailed “weather map” of a brown dwarf star. In addition, NASA scientists and their colleagues who use NASA research capabilities will present noteworthy findings during several scientific sessions throughout the week.

For a complete list of NASA-related news briefings, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/aas

The site will be updated throughout the week with additional information about NASA presentations.

For detailed information about the 221st AAS meeting, visit: http://aas.org/meetings/aas221

For more information about NASA and agency programs, visit: http://www.nasa.gov


Source: NASA