The mission of the AAS is to enhance and share humanity's scientific understanding of the Universe. One objective established by Council to help achieve this mission is to facilitate and strengthen the interactions among members through professional meetings and other means, including supporting our Divisions and others in the field. AAS Meeting Services provides comprehensive meeting planning and support to our Divisions, ourselves, and others in the Astronomical sciences.
Types of Sessions at AAS Meetings
During Winter Meetings, posters are displayed for one day and late abstracts are usually displayed on the final day of the meeting. During Summer Meetings posters are displayed for two days. Monday poster sessions continue on Tuesday and Wednesday poster sessions continue on Thursday.
The American Astronomical Society (AAS), established in 1899 and based in Washington, DC, is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. Its membership of about 7,000 individuals also includes physicists, mathematicians, geologists, engineers, and others whose research and educational interests lie within the broad spectrum of subjects comprising contemporary astronomy. The mission of the AAS is to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.