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Anchorage 2012

AAS Sustainability Committee Special Session

Astronomy: The Impact of Getting Together

Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 10:00 - 11:30 pm

Summit Hall 4, Egan Center

Session Description

The AAS Sustainability Committee aims to reduce the ecological footprint of the AAS and its operations. This special session will focus on the energy use and greenhouse gas emissions associated with AAS conferences and how we can reduce them.

Download the session poster (PDF) in the files section below.

Program and Presentations

10:00 James Lowenthal (Chair, AAS Sustainability Committee): Introduction

10:05 Kartik Sheth: The Anchorage AAS Meeting Carbon Footprint

10:15 Panel discussion: Impact of Meetings and Conferences

  • Air travel
  • Virtual vs real meetings and conferences

11:15: Summary and feedback, your questions and comments

Talk slides (PDF) are posted in the files section below.

Phil Marshall,
Sep 28, 2012, 6:00 AM
Phil Marshall,
Sep 28, 2012, 6:00 AM

952days since
219th AAS Meeting, Austin. Splinter Session: Astronomers, Teach Climate Change!

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