AAS Addendum

C. Christian (carolc[@]stsci.edu)

STScI @ the 234th AAS Meeting June 9-14 2019

Exhibit booth

Institute staff representing the HubbleWebb, and WFIRST missions will be available at the Institute booth to provide information on new developments and updated status of these missions, and also to describe our upcoming initiatives for user community support. Learn how to search for the newly added Webb planned proposals.

Our interactive area this year will feature daily sessions of augmented reality, virtual reality, and touchscreen demonstrations. Come visualize the three observatories with augmented reality, or use virtual reality to explore a protoplanetary disk or throw stars into a black hole. There will also be mission demonstrations of support tools for proposing and observing with Hubble and Webb.

Looking to get involved, share your science, and enable science learning? Come explore ways in which you can become involved in the "NASA's Universe of Learning" (UoL) and help us engage audiences of all ages from across the US.

STScI Town Hall

With the Decadal Survey under way, the summer 2019 AAS meeting provides key opportunity to engage astronomers in shaping the future of our profession. STScI will contribute to a wide range of workshops, science sessions, splinter meetings, and exhibits throughout the meeting. The STScI Town Hall will serve as the centerpiece for our presence at AAS 234. We will report on the status of our existing and upcoming missions and data archives, and report on new opportunities designed to advance astrophysics into the 2020s. The Town Hall will consist of a mix of presentations from STScI’s user-engagement leads from our missions and related cross-mission activities. We will include time for discussion to receive community input regarding new initiatives and to answer questions about our activities in the coming year.