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NASA at 2011 American Astronomical Society Meeting: Press Briefings
01.06.11
 
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Please find the list of the 2011 American Astronomical Society Meeting press briefings below which include NASA research. All NASA press briefing information and multimedia will be available online by the date of each briefing.

General information for news media provided by AAS can be viewed here.

U.S. and international reporters who cannot attend the AAS meeting may participate in all press briefings via Web stream. For instructions, click here. Reporters requesting interviews with scientists at the AAS Meeting should call the AAS Press Room at 206-219-4550 or 4551. To request interviews with NASA scientists, call Trent Perrotto at 202-834-6353.

PLEASE NOTE: Relevant links (if any) will be added below the summaries around the time of each scheduled media briefing.


Press Briefing Summaries


Optical Flares on Dwarf Stars: Implications for Exoplanet Habitability
TIME: Monday, January 10, 1 p.m. EST (10:00 a.m. PST)
RELATED SESSION: 342.07
PRESENTER: Adam Kowalski, University of Washington, Seattle
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Confirming Sub-Neptunian Transiting Exoplanets with Kepler
TIME: Monday, January 10, 1 p.m. EST (10 a.m. PST)
RELATED SESSION: 140.21
PRESENTER: Natalie M. Batalha, San Jose State University, Calif.
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Hubble Space Telescope Observations of Hanny's Voorwerp and IC 2497
TIME: Monday, January 10, 3:45 p.m. EST (12:45 p.m. PST)
RELATED SESSION: 142.08
PRESENTER: William C. Keel, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
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Fermi's Gamma-ray Burst Monitor Sees All of the Transient Gamma-ray Sky
TIME: Monday, January 10, 5:30 p.m. EST (2:30 p.m. PST)
RELATED SESSION: 236.01
PRESENTER(S): Michael Briggs, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Ala.; Julie E. McEnery, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.; Joe Dwyer, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Fla.
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The Planck Mission: Introduction & Status
TIME: Tuesday, January 11 at 12:30 p.m. EST (9:30 a.m. PST)
RELATED SESSION: 218.01, P243.07
PRESENTER(S): Charles R. Lawrence, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.; George Helou, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.; Elena Pierpaoli, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
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The Delta Cephei Infrared Nebula
TIME: Wednesday, January 12 at 1 p.m. EST (10 a.m. PST)
RELATED SESSION: 434.19
PRESENTER: Massimo Marengo, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
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Fermi LAT Observations of the Crab & Commentary
TIME: Wednesday, January 12 at 1 p.m. EST (10 a.m. PST)
RELATED SESSION: 236.01
PRESENTER: Roger Blandford, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.
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When a Standard Candle Flickers
TIME: Wednesday, January 12 at 1 p.m. EST (10 a.m. PST)
RELATED SESSION: 434.01
PRESENTER: Colleen Wilson-Hodge, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.

How Lensing Will Affect Deep JWST Surveys of the First-Light Epoch
TIME: Wednesday, January 12 at 3:45 p.m. EST (12:45 p.m. PST)
RELATED SESSION: 254.07
PRESENTER: Rogier A. Windhorst, Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.
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Extreme Activity in a Massive Protocluster of Galaxies at z = 5.3
TIME: Wednesday, January 12 at 3:45 p.m. EST (12:45 p.m. PST)
RELATED SESSION: 430.23
PRESENTER: Peter L. Capak, Caltech, Pasadena, Calif.
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Taking the Pulse of the Black Hole GRS 1915+105
TIME: Wednesday, January 12 at 3:45 p.m. EST (12:45 p.m. PST)
RELATED SESSION: 404.01D
PRESENTER: Joseph Neilsen, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

The Structure of Dust Extinction in M51
TIME: Thursday, January 13 at 3:45 p.m. EST (12:45 p.m. PST)
RELATED SESSION: 246.12
PRESENTER: Michael W. Regan, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Md.
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The New Chandra View of X-ray Sources in M82
TIME: Thursday, January 13 at 3:45 p.m. EST (12:45 p.m. PST)
RELATED SESSIONS: 114.07, 325.07
PRESENTER: Roy E. Kilgard Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn.

WISE-ing Up to M81 and M82
TIME: Thursday, January 13 at 3:45 p.m. EST (12:45 p.m. PST)
RELATED SESSION: 301.06
PRESENTER: Edward L. Wright, University of California, Los Angeles
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