I am in St. Louis at the American Astronomical Meeting conference right now. The scientific part starts tomorrow, but for today I'm participating in the International Year of Astronomy 2009 workshop to help teachers use online technology to teach astronomy.
As a meta-example of this, we're streaming the workshop! I've embedded the video stream below.
This is not my UStream chat room, but one we (meaning really Pamela Gay) set up for IYA. We're talking about some of the ways IYA will be online starting in 2009 -- MySpace, Facebook, streaming video (duh), and various other intertoob methods of getting out the word that astronomy rocks.
Feel free to go to the UStream page and join the chat... or use an IRC client: the server is chat1.ustream.tv and the room is #iya-new-media. If you want to change your nickname there, type "/nick Galileo Galilei" (or whatever) in the text field. I don't know how much we'll be checking the chat room but if something comes up we might be able to discuss it!