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Subject: Last chance to submit comment to the National Research Council ad-hoc committee on the assessment of the strategic direction of NASA

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

 

AAS Action Alert 2011-02

[Corrected version 7 December 2011]

Restart Domestic Production of Plutonium-238 For Planetary Science

Bethany Johns
John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow
bjohns@aas.org

SUMMARY

23 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

Subject: NOW is the time to contact Congress to support the astronomical sciences.

Debra Elmegreen, President, Kevin B. Marvel, Executive Officer, Jack Burns, AAS-CAPP Chair and Bethany Johns, John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow

Support NASA and NSF FY2012 Federal Budget, Call Your Legislator

Action Requested

23 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

Anita Krishnamurthi, John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow, anitak at aas.org

Summary

23 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

Anita Krishnamurthi, John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow, anitak at aas.org

Summary:

AAS members in Northern Virginia are being informed about the potential closure of the David M. Brown Planetarium in Arlington County, VA.

The AAS Position Statement on the importance of planetariums can be viewed at the following link - http://aas.org/governance/resolutions.php#planetariums

Background:

23 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS Action Alert 2009-02
View Online: http://aas.org/publications/exploder_detail.php?ExploderID=22

*Contact your Texas school board member and urge them to preserve the scientific integrity of state education standards.*

Marcos Huerta, John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow, huerta at aas.org

John Huchra, President
J. Craig Wheeler, Past-President

23 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS Action Alert 2009-01
Marcos Huerta
John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow
huerta at aas.org
http://blog.aas.org

* Summary *

This Action Alert calls upon AAS members to call , FAX or write their members of Congress and Congressional Leadership and ask that they urge the House / Senate conference committee to support strong funding for basic research in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

23 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

Subject - Call Your Member of Congress to Support Science

[Mailed from aas.org 15 September 2008]

AAS Action Alert 2008-02
View Online: http://www.aas.org/policy/notices/Action_Alert_2008_02.html

Marcos Huerta
John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow
huerta at aas.org

* Summary

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

Marcos Huerta
John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow
huerta at aas.org

The Louisiana Senate has approved a bill that would allow teachers to teach unscientific views on evolution, global warming, and other scientific subjects. The Senate bill has to be reconciled with a similar but slightly more scientifically acceptable bill in Louisiana's House.

From the National Center for Science Education:
www.ncseweb.org/resources/news/2008/LA/396_louisiana_antievolution_bill_...


Louisiana antievolution bill passes Senate

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS Action Alert 2007-01

[Mailed from aas.org 21 May 2007]

Senate Amendment to Increase NASA Funding

L. Jeremy Richardson
John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow
richardsonlj at aas.org

SUMMARY

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

Ask your Representative to Co-Sign the Ehlers-Holt NSF Letter to House Appropriators

Jack O. Burns, Chair Committee on Astronomy and Public Policy
and
Kevin B. Marvel, Deputy Executive Officer

Summary

Congressmen Vernon Ehlers (R-MI) and Rush Holt (D-NJ) have written a letter to the appropriations committee responsible for funding NSF, the Subcommittee on Science, State, Justice and Commerce, asking that they provide $6.02B for NSF, as proposed by the President.

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS ACTION ALERT 2005-02

David Black, Chair of the AAS Committee on Astronomy and

Public Policy and

Kevin B. Marvel, Deputy Executive Officer

 

Write to Chairman Wolf in Support of Basic Research Budget Tripling

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS ACTION ALERT 2005-01

Mailed to US members from aas.org at 12:50pm 12 APRIL 2005]

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AAS ACTION ALERT 2005-1

David Black, Chair of AAS Committee on Astronomy and
Public Policy and
Kevin B. Marvel, Deputy Executive Officer

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS ACTION ALERT 2004-06

Mailed to US members from aas.org at 9:00am 02 AUGUST 2004] ___________________________________________________________

David Black, Chair, Committee on Astronomy and Public Policy
and
Kevin Marvel, Deputy Executive Officer

SUBJECT

AAS Members Need to Write Congress to Prevent Cuts to NASA and NSF for FY 2005

SUMMARY

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS ACTION ALERT 2004-05

Mailed to US members from aas.org at 2:00pm 26 MAY 2004]

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AAS Action Alert 2004-5

Kevin B. Marvel, Deputy Executive Officer

Summary

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS ACTION ALERT 2004-04

[Mailed to US members from aas.org at 9:20am 10 MAY 2004]

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AAS ACTION ALERT 2004-4

Sidney Wolff, Chair of AAS Committee on Astronomy and Public Policy Roger Blandford, HEAD Chair and Kevin B. Marvel, Deputy Executive Officer

Summary

This Action Alert asks AAS members to contact their members of Congress in support of the NASA Explorer program, which received reduced funding levels in the President's FY 2005 budget proposal.

Background

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS ACTION ALERT 2004-03

[Mailed to US members from aas.org at 12.:40pm 29 MARCH 2004]

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From: Sidney Wolff, Chair, AAS Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics Roger Blandford, Chair, High Energy Astrophysics Division and Kevin B. Marvel, AAS Deputy Executive Officer

SUMMARY

This action alert calls on AAS members to contact their members of Congress to restore the cuts to the Beyond Einstein initiative called for by the President's FY 2005 budget.

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS ACTION ALERT 2004-02

CORRECTION

Dear AAS Members,

In the most recently issued AAS Action Alert, the bill of interest for the Astronomy community is H. Res. 550, not H.R. 550. In addition, the URL listed in the Action Alert is incorrect.

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS ACTION ALERT 2004-02

SUMMARY

This Action Alert asks AAS members to quickly contact their

member of Congress and ask that he or she sign on as a co-sponsor to H.Res. 550, a bill entitled "Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives relating to the extraordinary contributions resulting from the Hubble Space Telescope to scientific research and education, and to the need to reconsider future service missions to the Hubble Space Telescope."

BACKGROUND

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS ACTION ALERT 2004-01

 

SUMMARY

This Action Alert calls upon AAS members to contact their members of congress to repair the cuts to the Sun-Earth Connection Division (SEC) of the Office of Space Science in the President's FY 2005 budget submission. (Subsequent Action Alerts will focus on other critical areas: SEU, explorer class missions, etc.)

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS ACTION ALERT 2003-06

[Mailed to US members from aas.org at 10:15am 20 OCTOBER 2003]

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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

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Here is the request for action from the AIP:

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS ACTION ALERT 2003-05

[Mailed to US members from aas.org at 10:30am
23 SEPTEMBER 2003]

AAS ACTION ALERT 2003-05

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Senate Appropriations Committee Votes to Eliminate the Space Environment Center

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS ACTION ALERT 2003-04

Take Action by: August 26, 2003

SUMMARY

AAS members in New Mexico are encouraged to contact the state board of education in support of the about to be approved science curriculum.

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS ACTION ALERT 2003-03

Act By: September 1, 2003

SUMMARY

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.

BACKGROUND

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS ACTION ALERT 2003-02

 

SUMMARY

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

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS ACTION ALERT 2003-01

SUMMARY

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS ACTION ALERT 2002-05

Background and Summary

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS ACTION ALERT 2002-04

Summary

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS ACTION ALERT 2002-03

Summary

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.

Background

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

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:

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS ACTION ALERT 2002-01

Summary
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.

Background

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS ACTION ALERT 2001-05

SUMMARY

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

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS ACTION ALERT 2001-04

SUMMARY

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

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS ACTION ALERT 2001-03

(Sent to members in Pennsylvania only)

Summary

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

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

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.]

Summary:

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

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

Summary:

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.

Introduction:

30 Jul 2013 - Public Policy

AAS ACTION ALERT 2000-5

 

Summary

 

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.

 

Background

 

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

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This message was sent from aas.org on 08 MAY 2000 at 12:10pm ET

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AAS ACTION ALERT 2000-4

 

SUMMARY

 

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS ACTION ALERT 2000-3

[Mailed from aas.org at 4:25pm 21 APR 2000]

 

Summary

 

This AAS Action Alert urges members to write their Representatives (and send carbon copies to Representative Ehlers' office) in support of three new Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Education bills recently introduced by Representative Vernon Ehlers.

Introduction and Request

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS ACTION ALERT 2000-02

 

SUMMARY

 

This action alert summarizes current events related to the Federal Budget and advocates new and continued action on the part of AAS members, members of its divisions and supporters of astronomy research. This alert is rather long mainly due to the sample letters and addresses of Congressional offices towards the end of the alert.

 

CURRENT SITUATION

 

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS ACTION ALERT #2000-1
[Mailed from aas.org at 11:25am 06 JAN 2000]

Summary: This Action Alert is a summary of how Astronomy fared in the Federal budget for fiscal year 2000. After a description of what happened inside the Beltway in 1999, we propose actions AAS members can take to help the funding situation for Astronomy for FY '01. Members are asked to begin action early, as last ditch communications are not always effective in Congress.

What Happened in 1999

30 Jul 2013 - Public Policy