Contains information on the US government budget cycles and the astronomical sciences' place in them.
- The National Research Council Report New Frontiers in the Solar System:
An Integrated Exploration Strategy
- The National Research Council Report The Sun to the Earth--and Beyond: A Decadal Research Strategy in Solar and Space Physics
- The National Research Council Report Astronomy and Astrophysics in the New Millennium
Resources for Contacting Congress including tools to find the name of your Representative and Senator(s), tips on how to structure a letter,a personal visit, or a phone call and how to schedule a visit.
Get up-to-date contact information for your Representatives and Senators. Use the Congress Merge database to search for members of Congress
The John Bahcall Public Policy Fellowship was created in 2006 to provide an opportunity for early career astronomers to gain experience in the world of science policy and serves to augment the policy advocacy programs of the society. The Bahcall Fellowship is currently a one-year postdoctoral level appointment.