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AAS Informational Email 2012-07

Subject: NSF AST Portfolio Review Report

AAS members should be aware that the AAS has issued a resolution endorsing the process and goals of undertaking a portfolio review, which may be found at this link:
http://aas.org/governance/resolutions.php#NSFPort

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS Informational Email 2012-07

Subject: NSF AST Portfolio Review Report

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS Informational Email 2012-05

Bethany Johns, John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow

Sign-Up Now For Communicating With Washington and Local Visits

23 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

Informational Email 2012-03

Bethany Johns
John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow

Astronomy in the President's FY 2013 Budget Request

The President released the FY 2013 Budget Request on February 13, 2012. Federal funding for astronomy is mainly from NASA and NSF. Below is a quick analysis of the proposed budget compared to FY 2012 estimated actual dollars for both agencies.

23 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM NSF DIVISION of ASTRONOMICAL SCIENCES

[forwarded by the Society on behalf of NSF]

The last day for community input to the AST Division's Portfolio Review is Tuesday, 31 January 2012. We strongly encourage all interested members of the community to become informed about the review process, by making use of the materials posted on the Portfolio Review web page, http://www.nsf.gov/mps/ast/ast_portfolio_review.jsp.

23 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

Kevin B. Marvel, Executive Officer

The AAS has issued a resolution relating to the ongoing NSF-AST Portfolio Review.

Approved by the AAS Executive Committee on 2 January 2012, the statement supports the concept of the NSF-AST Portfolio Review and highlights its importance for enabling the Decadal Survey priorities.

The full statement is available on the AAS Resolutions page: http://aas.org/governance/resolutions.php#NSFPort

Mailed 5 January 2012

23 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

AAS Informational Email 2011-17

Bethany Johns, John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow

AAS Announces New Communicating With Washington Program

23 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

Subject: NSF Portfolio Review

The following message is being sent to all AAS members, Division Members and Division Affiliates as a service to the NSF Astronomical Sciences Division.

Kevin B. Marvel, Executive Officer

23 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

Informational Email 2011-15

The following is a message from Jim Ulvestad, Director of the NSF's Division of Astronomical Sciences. We are forwarding it to our membership as a service to the NSF.
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Dear Colleagues,

22 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

Subject: President Elmegreen Testifies Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies

Kevin B. Marvel, Executive Officer & Bethany Johns, John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow

The AAS regularly provides testimony to Congressional committees that have direct impact on astronomy and astrophysics. Typically, this testimony takes the form of submitted written remarks, which are considered by the committees as they pursue their legislative activities.

23 Oct 2012 - Public Policy

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