Exhibitors at the 216th American Astronomical Meeting
Out now: the Solar Dynamics Observatory movie
By Michael Banks in Miami, Florida
Walking into the exhibition hall at the 216th American Astronomical Meeting in Miami, Florida, it seems like this year’s must-have is a TV screen.
That is, of course, to show all the awe-inspiring images and movies that their missions are just releasing, be it from the Herschel mission, the Wide-field Infra-red Survey Explorer or the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO).
My favourite is the SDO booth and not just because of the free 3D glasses, but because of the quality of the images that the mission has just started to release (though they did give me a nice coaster).
The SDO booth also has two TV screens, obviously one is not enough.
With the enticement of tortilla chips, I also caught some of the poster session, which did not seem overly subscribed. Maybe people were instead enjoying the Miami sun outside.