221st meeting of American Astronomical Society

While the world is looking for one of the biggest events, i.e. Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, another biggest event of thousands of scientists has been started in Southern California. It is the huge gathering of astronomical minds of the year and named as “Super Bowl of Astronomy.”

Nearly 3000 people are attending the conference i.e. 221st meeting of the American Astronomical Society. The conference has been started from 6th January and will take place up to 10th of January and is taking place at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center in Long Beach.

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“Our winter meeting is generally about twice as big as our summer one and is the biggest astronomy meeting of the year,” AAS meeting spokesman Rick Fienberg said.

Not only the scientists are taking part and sharing their researches but NASA is also taking part reveal newest findings.

“NASA scientists will present new findings on a wide range of astrophysics topics,” space agency officials wrote in a press announcement Friday (Jan. 4). NASA is expected to discuss “a 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,” officials added.