AASVirtual Meeting
236th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society– 1 - 3 June, 2020
The 236th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society is a dynamic digital experience with both synchronous  and asynchronous ways to participate. We are excited to deliver an all new experience that is accessible to our global community, while we fulfill our mission to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.


All you need is a computer or tablet and an internet connection! Because it's virtual, you can attend the 236th AAS Meeting from anywhere, including the comfort and safety of your own home or office.


With #AAS236, there’s no need to pay for costly flights, hotel rooms and meals. Not to mention, you'll avoid the stress of traffic and airport congestion. Travel time is virtually zero!


Hear the latest discoveries from our national facilities and learn how you can collaborate with scientists from all over the globe. Visit our Exhibitor Hall without the distractions of a crowded show floor. Collect info, watch videos and live chat.


Virtual conferences can be an incredibly impactful way in which we can individually and societally reduce our carbon output. In turn we can slow the human impact on the climate change process.

Frequently Asked Questions

The presenters can remain in the virtual room after the session and continue to respond to questions. They also will have the ability to reach out directly to attendees and attendees can reach out to speakers using direct messaging services.
Meeting attendees will have full access to the recorded sessions after the session has concluded. Following the meeting, the AAS will offer other options to non-registrants. More information on other opportunities to access the videos is to come!
Yes, you will need to register for the AAS Virtual Meeting to receive a unique username and login and enjoy all Virtual Meeting features.
NO. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the Internet.
Each live oral session will have a Chair (Host) and Support Staff (Co-Hosts) to monitor the Q&A coming in. The audience will be able to comment and upvote the questions, so the hosts can determine which questions should be asked during the session. The speakers will do their best to answer as many questions as possible during the live presentation.

Reason to attend the AAS Meeting:

  • 9 Plenary & Prize Talks
  • 5 Special Sessions
  • 2 Meeting in a Meetings
  • Joint with Laboratory Astrophysics Division
  • Daily morning and afternoon contributed Oral Sessions
  • Daily iPoster and iPoster Plus Sessions
  • Virtual Exhibit Hall with Face to Face Chat
  • Networking Lounge and Virtual Gatherings
  • Live Press Conferences