In a statement released today, the American Astronomical Society, the largest professional scientific association for astronomers and astrophysicists, has endorsed the congressional call for a review of the decision to cancel future Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions.
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AAS ACTION ALERT 2003-06
[Mailed to US members from aas.org at 10:15am 20 OCTOBER 2003]
The American Institute of Physics, in partnership with many of its member societies is asking that members in Texas consider signing on to the letter given below.
Kevin B. Marvel
Deputy Executive Officer
American Astronomical Society
Here is the request for action from the AIP:
AAS ACTION ALERT 2003-05
[Mailed to US members from aas.org at 10:30am
23 SEPTEMBER 2003]
AAS ACTION ALERT 2003-05
Senate Appropriations Committee Votes to Eliminate the Space Environment Center
AAS ACTION ALERT 2003-04
Take Action by: August 26, 2003
AAS members in New Mexico are encouraged to contact the state board of education in support of the about to be approved science curriculum.
AAS ACTION ALERT 2003-03
Act By: September 1, 2003
The Space Environment Center operated by NOAA received a severe cut to its budget in the Omnibus appropriations bill of FY2003 and this cut has not been restored in the House Appropriations Bill for FY2004. Members are asked to contact their Senators to help address this issue.
AAS ACTION ALERT 2003-02
This action alert requests AAS members to write to the chair and ranking member of the Senate Veteran’s Administration-Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies (VA-HUD-IA) Appropriations Subcommittee requesting that funding be provided to meet the President’s ambitious goal of doubling the NSF budget.
BACKGROUND AND SITUATION
AAS ACTION ALERT 2003-01
AAS INFORMATIONAL EMAIL - Mt. Stromlo Fire
From AAS President Catherine Pilachowski
Dear fellow AAS Members,
As many of you heard over the weekend, a series of bush fires burning in and around Canberra, Australia, has resulted in substantial damage to the Mt. Stromlo Observatory.
AAS ACTION ALERT 2002-05
Background and Summary
AAS ACTION ALERT 2002-04
AAS ACTION ALERT 2002-03
The Senate is now considering the NSF Authorization Bill, but the process has slowed down. Input from the scientific community will help ensure that the bill is passed this year. AAS members are requested to send letters to selected senators asking that the process move forward quickly.
AAS ACTION ALERT 2002-02
COMMENTS TO FCC SPECTRUM POLICY TASK FORCE DUE 8 JULY 2002
The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has formed a Spectrum Policy Task Force (SPTF) to take a modern look at their policies governing electromagnetic spectrum use with the goal of trying to increase efficiency and flexibility. A governing principle is "economic value." The charge, which Raises 23 questions (many multipart), is broad. FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell was quoted in the 19 June 2002 Washington Post regarding the new FCC philosophy:
AAS ACTION ALERT 2002-01
This Action Alert asks AAS members to call and fax members of the Senate Budget committee to ask for an increased budget for the NSF and send thank-you notes to members of the House Budget committee for providing funds for an 11% increase for NSF, 5% above the President's request. Contact information and a draft FAX are included at the end of this Alert.
AAS ACTION ALERT 2001-05
This Action Alert summarizes the current FY2002 budget situation and discusses a policy topic broadly known as the ITAR Issue. We recommend that AAS members write letters to two specific members of Congress thanking them for their recent action on the ITAR issue. We also include a short summary of the FY 2002 Budget situation.
FY 2002 Budget Summary
AAS ACTION ALERT 2001-04
This Action Alert requests members to write letters to their member of Congress (and send cc's to the Chair and Ranking Member of the House VA-HUD-IA Appropriations Committee) to request increases in funding for basic science in the VA-HUD-IA Appropriations bill. Members should complete their communications no later than the week of 18 June, although regular communication throughout the summer would be very helpful.
Anneila Sargent President, American Astronomical Society
AAS ACTION ALERT 2001-03
(Sent to members in Pennsylvania only)
This ACTION ALERT summarizes a current effort underway in Pennsylvania to modify the Science and Technology Standards in the state education system in such a way as to decrease the overall level of scientific understanding.
It was forwarded to the AEB by a member of the American Association of Physics Teachers and is being forwarded to all AAS members in Pennsylvania on behalf of the AAS Astronomy Education Board.
Bruce Partridge, AEB Chair
AAS ACTION ALERT #2001-2 (For Maryland Members)
[This message was mailed from aas.org at 4:05pm 26 FEB 2001 to AAS Members with Maryland, DC and Virginia mailing addresses. It is intended for those that reside in Maryland.]
AAS ACTION ALERT #2001-1 (Released in Collaboration with AGU)
[Mailed to members in Alabama from aas.org at 1:15pm, 5 February 2001]
Alabama Board of Education Slated to Vote on New Science Curriculum
This Action Alert provides background information on an upcoming vote of interest to AAS members in Alabama. It provides resources for more information and advocates action on the part of AAS members.
AAS ACTION ALERT 2000-5
AAS members should write letters to their members of Congress and members of the appropriations committees supporting the House VA-HUD-IA appropriations subcommittee report and seeking funding levels for NSF closer to the Administration’s request. The length of this alert is due to the addresses provided at the end of the email.
This message was sent from aas.org on 08 MAY 2000 at 12:10pm ET
AAS ACTION ALERT 2000-4