Note from the Chair: Why is the AAS meeting so expensive?

During the Members Meeting at DPS 54, and in the subsequent survey, we heard your concerns about the increasing price of the DPS meeting. I therefore wanted to direct your attention to a recent article written by Kevin Marvel and Kelly Clark at the AAS regarding the rising costs of their meetings:

Although the DPS meeting budgets differ from the AAS meeting budgets in scope, many of the issues they are facing are also encountered in our community. We are currently compiling similar information, and will release more details in advance of the DPS 55 meeting, to be held jointly with the EPSC in San Antonio, TX next fall.

Catherine Neish, DPS Chair