Follow Friday: A Vancouver science diary
The AAAS meeting took place at the Vancouver Convention Center. Yep, that's the view. Yep, I want to go back.
February 24th, 2012
09:50 AM ET

Follow Friday: A Vancouver science diary

Editor's note: Elizabeth Landau (@lizlandau) is a writer/producer for CNN.com.

Meat from stem cells? Singing without your vocal chords? I'm still trying to mentally process all of the cool research that I learned about at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting.

Last weekend, @AAASMeetings drew about 8,000 scientists, journalists, educators, policymakers and communicators came from all over the world to idyllic Vancouver, British Columbia.

For someone who misses the knowledge-thirst-quenching aspects of college, it's pretty blissful. You choose between dozens of subjects to learn about during the day, and then you get to hang out with fascinating people in the evenings. And you're tweeting the highlights to thousands of people, some of whom will want to meet up with you later. Of course, you'd better get those tweets right, or you'll get a #FAIL.

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December 9th, 2011
09:15 AM ET

#FollowFriday

Every Friday, @CNNLightYears will suggest interesting and exciting space and science Twitter accounts to follow.

Did you know that NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft is on the verge of reaching interstellar space, and that it's gone further than any other manmnade spacecraft? You can follow Voyager's adventures on Twitter at @NASAVoyager.

The Voyager 2 craft also has a Twitter account, @NASAVoyager2, where you can keep track of the craft's distance from Earth and other neat information.

Voyager transmits data back to Earth's Deep Space Network, three facilities placed about 120 degrees apart around the world. One facility is in Canberra, Australia, and tweets at @CanberraDSN.

You can also follow Twitter updates from @CNNLightYears.

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November 25th, 2011
10:00 AM ET

#FollowFriday

Every Friday, @CNNLightYears will suggest interesting and exciting space and science Twitter accounts to follow.

The Mars Science Laboratory is scheduled to launch Saturday, November 26. Keep an eye on its progress by following @MarsCuriosity, which will tweet the progress of the new Mars mission.

You can also follow Twitter updates from @CNNLightYears.


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November 11th, 2011
11:05 AM ET

#FollowFriday

Every Friday, @CNNLightYears will suggest interesting and exciting space and science Twitter accounts to follow.

For this Veterans Day edition, @CNNLightYears suggests you follow the crew of International Space Station Expedition 29. Half the crew is already on station, and the other half is scheduled to launch aboard Soyuz TMA-22 on Sunday. Three of the six crew members are on Twitter sharing their experiences.

@Astro_Aggie
Commander Michael E. Fossum, @Astro_Aggie, has been on the International Space Station since July 9. He reported for training at Johnson Space Center in August 1998 and has flown two flights before this mission, accumulating more than 636 hours in space, 42 hours of which were done during spacewalks. He is slated to be aboard the International Space Station for six months. (Fossum posted the above picture of the Gulf Coast.)

@Astro_Satoshi
Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, @Astro_Satoshi, has been aboard the International Space Station since July 9, serving as flight engineer. He holds a doctorate in medicine and a doctor of philosophy degree in medical science from the University of Tokyo. After completing Soyuz TMA Flight Engineer-1 training in Star City, Russia, in 2004, he arrived at Johnson Space Center, where he finished his astronaut training in 2006. He served aboard the International Space Station during Expedition 20.

@AstroCoastie
NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, @AstroCoastie, is one of three men slated to launch aboard Soyuz TMA-22 on Sunday. He will serve as flight engineer aboard the International Space Station. He reported to Johnson Space Center in August 1996, and has since flown twice on the space shuttle, accumulating 23 days in space and more than seven hours of spacewalking experience.

You can also follow Twitter updates from @CNNLightYears.

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November 4th, 2011
10:45 AM ET

#FollowFriday

Every Friday, @CNNLightYears will suggest interesting and exciting space and science Twitter accounts to follow.

Today, @CNNLightYears is giving a #FollowFriday to a couple Twitter accounts that tweet about asteroids.

An asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier is heading toward Earth and it will pass closer to our planet than the moon, according to NASA’s Near Earth Object Program. Near-Earth asteroid 2005 YU55 will pass the Earth at a distance of 201,700 miles on Tuesday, November 8. NASA says the passing is safe.

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October 28th, 2011
10:03 AM ET

#FollowFriday

Every Friday, @CNNLightYears will suggest interesting and exciting space and science Twitter accounts to follow.

Today, @CNNLightYears is giving a #FollowFriday to a few Twitter accounts that tweet about UFOs for this Halloween edition.
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October 21st, 2011
11:30 AM ET

#FollowFriday

Every Friday, @CNNLightYears will suggest interesting space and science Twitter accounts to follow.

Today, @CNNLightYears is giving a #FollowFriday to the German Aerospace Agency (DLR) as that pieces of the Roentgen Satellite (ROSAT), a retired German satellite, may hit Earth this weekend.
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October 14th, 2011
09:46 AM ET

#FollowFriday

Every Friday, @CNNLightYears will suggest interesting and exciting space and science Twitter accounts to follow.

Today, @CNNLightYears is giving a #FollowFriday to some of our favorite science museums and centers. The best part about Twitter is that if you are too far to make the visit, you can always keep up with the latest news and exhibits wherever you are.

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October 7th, 2011
12:10 PM ET

#FollowFriday

Every Friday, @CNNLightYears will suggest interesting and exciting space and science Twitter accounts to follow.

Today, @CNNLightYears is giving a #FollowFriday to Twitter accounts you can follow if you are interested in becoming an astronaut, or if you want to keep up with the next class of astronauts. Earlier this week, @CNNLightYears wrote that NASA will open up the astronaut candidate selection process in November of this year.
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September 30th, 2011
10:15 AM ET

#FollowFriday

Every Friday, @CNNLightYears will suggest interesting and exciting space and science Twitter accounts to follow.

Today, @CNNLightYears is giving a #FollowFriday to a few Twitter accounts that tweet about astronomy, the scientific study of celestial objects, space, and the universe as a whole.

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