Today is the start of the scientific program here at the 217th meeting of the American Astronomical Society and somewhere in days of scheduled talks, posters, receptions, and informal chats we'll try to bring you some of the highlights of the biggest meeting in astronomy and astrophysics.
Also, for those of you in Seattle, the first ever Eternal Universe Nerdfest is going to happen. Possible days and times include lunch Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, or dinner on Tuesday. I vote for some seafood (it's Seattle), but the location is up for discussion as well. If you're interested vote for a time and place in the comments and we'll see what works best for everyone.