Nearly 550 attendees are converging this week for ScienceWriters2019, featuring the science cornucopia that is the 57th presentation of CASW's New Horizons in Science briefings. The conference is taking place October 25-29 in State College, Pa., hosted by Penn State University. For coverage of conference events, follow #SciWri19 on Twitter. Session-specific hashtags may be found on event pages at the conference website, https://sciencewriters2019.org. Watch CASW's YouTube channel for video of the seventh Patrusky Lecture, to be posted in November.
The black hole, Cygnus X-1, pulls matter from the blue star beside it. Topics in astrophysics and cosmology will be prominent in this year's New Horizons program. Image: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss