AAS 233 was full of friendship, collaboration, science, learning, space fashion, and so much! I had a great time presenting my poster on my work with New Horizons ("Distribution and Energy of Pluto's Nitrogen Ice, as seen by New Horizons in 2015"). We even had the first (of hopefully more?) "Astro on Craft" meetings.
I am also so grateful for the welcoming community of astronomers (especially from my home @Columbia), and also for all the wonderful people I got to reconnect with - and, I can't forget to thank all the lovely people who bought some of my earrings at Startorialist! It made my heart so warm to catch people walking around the conference in things I had made.
Here's to (hopefully) next year's AAS winter meeting in Hawaii!
Briley is a graduate student in astronomy & astrophysics at UCLA. She is also a runner, writer, crafter, and zine-maker. Check back here for updates on her work and adventures!