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The State of the Universe - A lunch briefing on the astronomical sciences

Date: Thursday, January 9, 2014

Location: 2325 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC, US, 20515

American Astronomical Society with

Chairman Lamar Smith and Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

cordially invites you to attend

The State of the Universe - A lunch briefing on the astronomical sciences

12:00 - 1:00 PM on January 9, 2014 2325 Rayburn House Office Building

RSVP by January 7th at

With the 223rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society taking place just down the road in National Harbor, we bring you The State of the Universe, a briefing on recent and upcoming advances in the astronomical sciences along with first-hand perspectives on the power of astronomy as a gateway science. Through inspirational imagery and elegant descriptions of our universe, the astronomical sciences draw millions of students to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields, preparing them for a wide range of careers in many sectors of the economy that support our nation's prosperity.

Lunch will be served at this widely attended public event.


C. Megan Urry,  President-Elect, AAS Professor, Yale University

David J. Helfand President, AAS Professor, Columbia and Quest Universities

Ari Buchalter,  Chief Operating Officer, MediaMath

Blake Bullock,  Business Development Director for Civil Air and Space, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Margaret (Peggy) Piper, Mentor Educator, NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program


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