Editor’s Note: This week we’re at the virtual 238th AAS Meeting. Along with a team of authors from Astrobites, we will be writing updates on selected events at the meeting and posting each day. Follow along here or at astrobites.com. The usual posting schedule for AAS Nova will resume on June 14th.
Welcome Address (by Luna Zagorac)
The 238th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society was opened by President Paula Szkody, who acknowledged that the meeting was originally scheduled to take place in Anchorage, Alaska. While Dr. Szkody acknowledged many people are missing the in-person interactions of AAS meetings, meeting online has allowed more folks to join the summer meetings that would be possible in-person. Dr. Szkody led us through AAS officer and staff changes, progress of AAS publications, changes to prize nomination processes, and more. Finally, Dr. Szkody gave us a quick overview of the schedule of the meeting, and highlighted that another pro of meeting online is the ability to go back and watch overlapping talks. Read on for summaries of the plenaries and press conferences of Day 1 of #AAS238!
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