The 'Super Bowl of Astronomy' begins next week in New Orleans

The world of astronomy has already offered a pretty fascinating start to 2024.

In just the first five days of the year, we've seen incredible discoveries like the true colors of Neptune and Uranus as well as a massive cyclone raging on a distant exoplanet thanks to the trusty Hubble Space Telescope.

But things are only going to ramp up over the next week. By a lot.

From Jan. 7 to Jan. 11, the 243rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society will convene in the vibrant city of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Thousands of scientists will gather at the 243rd meeting of the AAS

They'll get ready to announce some of the best and brightest studies they've been working on

Some have even called this event the "Super Bowl of Astronomy."