From the 6th to the 10th January 2013 will be held the 221st meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Long Beach, USA. It is the opportunity for U.S. astronomers to meet, exchange, discuss, topics, projects to come.
IRAP will be present at this meeting, alongside major U.S. laboratories such as the JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), space agencies such as NASA, with which the IRAP staff regularly work on big space projects such as MSL-ChemCam (laser shooting experience on board the Curiosity rover).
An IRAP stand will be created for this occasion. This stand will consist of posters presenting IRAP (the largest French laboratory in the fields of astrophysics and planetology), posters of the MSL-ChemCam mission to which part of the IRAP staff contribute, flyers, goodies, etc..
The Directorate, the Logistics and the Communication Services of IRAP will be present at this meeting in order to maintain good relationships with the American Astronomical community and to initiate new collaborations.
Below is the IRAP team at the 221st meeting of the AAS: