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AUI and Managed Facilities to Attend AAS 244

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AUI and Managed Facilities to Attend AAS 244

Arial view of exhibit hall full of booths and attendees at the AAS 243 conference.

Photo by © CorporateEventImages/Todd Buchanan 2024

The National Science Foundation’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and Green Bank Observatory (GBO) will present at the 244th meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Madison, Wisconsin, from June 9-13. The full schedule is as follows:

Circumstellar Disk Lifetimes (Press Conference)
Monday, June 10
10:15 a.m. CT
Press Room

Dust-free Clouds in the Galactic Disk with Toney Minter, GBO (Press Conference)
Tuesday, June 11
10:15 a.m. CT
Press Room

Twin Jets and Disks:  JWST MIRI and ALMA Discoveries (Press Conference)
Wednesday, June 12
10:15 a.m. CT
Press Room

Please note: locations and times are subject to change. Refer to the official AAS block schedule for the latest information.

Conference attendees are encouraged to visit booth 19 in the Exhibit Hall to learn about the latest discoveries and initiatives at AUI and its managed facilities and their latest projects. The NRAO and GBO will also be exhibiting at booths 21 and 27, respectively.

Recent News

Astronomers Spot Differences in Thickness of Milky Way Galaxy

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope targeted the Smith Cloud for their observations, however, the Milky Way’s inner galaxy obscured their view. While these scientists didn’t find what they were originally looking for, they did observe something new about this part of our home galaxy. This inner part of the Milky Way appears to be half the size of the outer part!