Tomorrow I’m heading to sunny southern California. I’m heading to the American Astronomical Society’s (AAS) 221st meeting in Long Beach, California. Right before the meeting in Long Beach on January 5th and 6th, I will also be attending the National Science Foundation’s Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellows Symposium. At both I’ll be talking about Planet Hunters. Also Stuart Lynn from the Adler Planetarium and the Zooniverse development team, one of the chief architects behind Planet Hunters, is going to be at the NSF symposium as well. Stuart’s going to be participating in the Novel Approaches to Public Outreach panel. I’m sure he’ll be talking all things Planet Hunters and Zooniverse at the symposium. Science team member Kevin Schawinski will also be attending the AAS meeting as well.
I’m giving my AAS talk on January 9th in the morning exoplanet session. My title is Planet Hunters in the Kepler Extended Mission. I’ll be talking about the discovery of PH1 and where the project is moving in the Kepler extended mission in addition to presenting some of new preliminary results from the science team. If you’re on twitter you can follow the conference live. Many of the astronomers attending (including me) will be using #AAS221 and for the NSF Symposium we’ll be using #AAPF13