IAU General Assembly Update

August 7, 2009 — Leave a comment

Well I hope you are following Twitter! WiFi at the conference is really poor so Twitter has once again come to the fore and allowed many of us to continue posting.

The talks at this event really are fascinating and I have learned a lot about many topics, but specifically the life of Sun-like stars and the activities of the IYA2009.

I have finally met several fellow astronomy bloggers and twitterers, including my .Astronomy pals Sarah Kendrew and Carolina Ödman; 365 Days of Astronomy colleague and general shining light Pamela Gay; and self-confessed Pluto killer Mike Brown.

Conferences are all about networking. You make acquantainces, forge friendships and generally drink with collaborators and colleagues. In this regard I see why Rio was a good choice.

I will more formally review all this another time. Right now bed beckons and a decent sleep/shower. Also I finally have decent WiFi so it’s time to catch up on some emails.

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