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February is always a busy month at AAAS headquarters. Much of our work at this time revolves around the AAAS Annual Meeting ,  scheduled to occur this year from the 14th to the 18th in Boston, MA. For SB&F that means the presentation of the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes, as well as events highlighting the winners at Family Science Days, a two-day outreach event that coincides with the Annual Meeting. This month's feature bibliography is inspired by the Meeting's theme, The Beauty and Benefits of Science.

Also scheduled for February 2013 at AAAS headquarters in Washington, DC, is an exhibition featuring stunning astronomical images by Michael Benson, award-winning journalist, filmmaker, and photographer. Using data from NASA missions, Benson creates compelling images of celestial bodies in our solar system, including the Sun, Earth and the other planets, planetary satellites, asteroids and other objects. Benson's work has been exhibited at venues around the world, including the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum. He is the author of such books as Beyond: Visions of the Interplanetary Probes, Far Out: A Space-Time Chronicle, and his newest work, Planetfall: New Solar System Visions. The former two are included in our featured bibliography, "The Beauty of Science on Your Coffee Table. " Planetfall is currently out for review.

Please check for more information about the AAAS Annual meeting. If you are attending, please be sure to stop by at the Education and Human Resources booth in the Exhibit Hall to say hello and to pick up an invitation to the SB&F Prize reception honoring the authors on February 16th.

Posted 13 Feb 2013 2:33 PM by Maria Sosa