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AAAS Meeting Draws a Crowd

Science  27 Jan 1989:
Vol. 243, Issue 4890, pp. 474-475
DOI: 10.1126/science.243.4890.474

Abstract

The annual meeting of the AAAS, held in San Francisco on 14 to 19 January, attracted the largest turnout for several years. More than 6000 are estimated to have attended. The meeting, which was held in conjunction with the winter meeting of the American Physical Society and the annual meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, was reminiscent in some respects of the big AAAS annual gatherings of the late 1960s and early 1970s—even down to the presence of demonstrators, this year from the animal rights movement. Some highlights of the more than 250 sessions:

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