The AMS is kicking off our Centennial celebration at our 99th Annual Meeting. Join us in Phoenix and choose how you would like to take part!

Watch a Centennial presentation

Many of the conferences and symposia that are taking place at the 99th Annual Meeting are joining the centennial celebration by incorporating historical presentations into their program. Click here for a listing of the Centennial Sessions and Presentations that we have planned.

Visit the AMS Resource Center

 AMS 100th Birthday Cake

We’ll be celebrating AMS’s 100th birthday year with a cake during the Exhibits opening and Reception on Monday, 7 January at 6pm - we hope to see you there!

Centennial Panels

Explore the history of AMS and learn how we plan to celebrate our Centennial over the next year by viewing the panels in the Centennial Section of the Resource Center.


We’ll be unveiling our new line of limited edition AMS Centennial merchandise soon - stop by to check out our new t shirts, drinkware, stickers and more!

 Preview the AMS Timeline

AMS is putting together a timeline that covers our first 100 years. The timeline will be launched during the Annual Meeting.  We’ll have panels with timeline previews placed around the Phoenix Convention Center. Be sure to check them out!

Take a Centennial Selfie

Snap a photo in front of the Centennial backdrop (located near the AMS Registration Desk) and share with #AMS100

Share your story in a five-to-ten-minute interview

Help AMS celebrate 100 years of meteorological advances and contribute your story in a five-to-ten-minute interview.

You can share your story about any aspect of your education, career, research, or any other facet of your experiences as a meteorologist at the AMS Oral History Project Booths, will be located in rooms 201 and 203 of the West Building of the Phoenix Convention Center. Timeslots are available 7-10 January (Monday–Thursday) during coffee breaks, lunch breaks, and poster sessions, or you may sign up for another specific interview time.

Your personal account will become part of the AMS Oral History Project and an important part of the AMS Centennial celebration. Please stop by or make an appointment for a specific time to talk about one of the topics below or any other aspect of your education or career experiences:

     Your decision to become a meteorologist and what made you decide on that career

     A teacher or mentor who made a difference in your undergraduate or graduate education

     Your first real research project as a graduate or post-graduate

     Your membership in AMS

     An article from an AMS journal which made a significant impression on you

     What surprised you—or didn’t surprise you at all—about your first job

      Significant milestones in your career

     How you have acted as a mentor

To make an appointment to share your story, please email Jinny Nathans, AMS Archivist or feel free to call or text (617) 492-3735. You can also stop by the booth with any questions or to make an appointment once on site.

Interviewer: Jinny Nathans, AMS Archivist and Curator


Want to know more about the AMS Centennial Celebration?  Check out the webpage and twitter #AMS100.