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Reporting from the 2014 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla

15-12-2014 11:53 CST

Topics: events and announcements, conference report

In San Francisco, in an annual tradition, more than 20,000 geologists are descending on the Moscone Center, increasing the local force of gravity and tempting Poseidon Earth-Shaker to do away with the world's supply of seismologists with one conveniently timed earthquake. It's the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, and there are lots of planetary science sessions on the schedule, as well as a number of press briefings. I will be in attendance tomorrow through Thursday to cover Curiosity and Rosetta news, and doing my best to blog about them as time allows. There are also several press briefings, which will be webstreamed for your viewing pleasure:

In addition, a number of AGU sessions will be available as Virtual Options, meaning that they can be viewed remotely. Only some of these Virtual Options are streamed real-time; others are on-demand, presumably after some delay. Here is a list of all planetary science Virtual Options. The ones in bold text should be live-streamed. Notably, the Rosetta ones are not going to be live-streamed.

There will be a jillion people tweeting #AGU14, and I plan to be one of them. Following that hashtag will quickly drown you in Earth science, so I'm now working on a list of planetary science tweeters attending AGU. I personally plan to attend and tweet the following sessions:

Stay tuned for the latest in planetary science news from AGU!

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Marguerite: 12/18/2014 02:10 CST

I keep coming back to the blog in the hope that Emily will have written something about the Rosetta science input - and I'm getting thoroughly antsy! Please, please, Emily, write SOMETHING!

Marguerite: 12/23/2014 07:31 CST

I hope you are not ill, Emily? This total silence about the AGU is most strange. This blog comments on the AGU Rosetta presentations.

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