AAS Winter Meeting #AAS225

by Danny Barringer on December 3, 2014

It’s that time of year again. The Winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society (the Superbowl of Astronomy, as I like to call it) is nearly upon us. To make the most of your time at the meeting, we at AstroBetter would like to remind you of some resources available on the Wiki.

First, the post that everyone attending a winter AAS meeting should read (even if you’re not a first-timer), Jason Wright’s guide to Getting the Most Out of AAS Meetings. This resource is especially useful for students attending their first AAS meeting, so make sure your students have seen this!

Second, if you are giving a presentation, whether it be a talk or a poster, the AstroBetter Wiki has you covered with a number of resources to help you with your Presentation Skills.

Third, if you have an idea for a fun, small project you’d like to put together, we highly recommend that you check out AASHackDay. A hack day is a day where we come together to write code or work on some other project, fast. The idea is to design a do-able project and fully execute it in one day. Or at least go down trying. Come with a project, or come with deployable skills, ready to deploy.

And most importantly, in general, just be respectful of everyone you meet or encounter. It makes the meeting better for all of us!

If you know of any other good resources, or found any of ours particularly useful, please leave a note in the comments.

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