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

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.

AAS Electronic Announcement #224 — September 2011

1. 2012 AAS ELECTIONS PRELIMINARY SLATE
2. 2012 ONLINE RENEWALS OPEN--RENEW TODAY!
3. 219TH AAS MEETING
4. EVLA EARLY SCIENCE: SPECIAL APJ LETTERS ISSUE
5. 2012A NASA KECK CALL FOR PROPOSALS
6. NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES: CALL FOR 2012 AWARD NOMINATIONS
7. CALL FOR AAT PROPOSALS IN SEMESTER 2012A
8. NOAO STANDARD PROPOSALS FOR 2012A DUE 30 SEPTEMBER 2011
9. 2012 SAGAN FELLOWSHIPS
10. USA SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FESTIVAL
11. SMART SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SMART STUDENTS
12. JOIN THE CONVERSATION AT A COSMIC CAFE

Recent Policy Activity on James Webb Space Telescope and Pu-238

Subject: Recent Policy Activity on James Webb Space Telescope and Pu-238

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

Summary

Two important FY 2012 appropriations bills for astronomy and astrophysics have been working their way through the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill:

House Approved Energy and Water Funding Bill for Fiscal Year 2012 (H.R. 2354) on July 15, 2011, which provides annual funding for Dept. of Energy Office of Science and Nuclear Energy.

AAS RELEASES 2010 ANNUAL REPORT

The AAS is happy to announce its second annual report in a new format, published electronically apart from the BAAS. The 2010 Annual Report is available at http://aas.org/publications/annual_report.

For future years, the report will be available in July each year for the year prior. This is due to needing Council approval of the audit report for the prior year before we include the financial results in the annual report. Comments or questions about the annual report are welcome publications@aas.org.

AAS Releases Statement on Proposed Cancellation of the James Webb Space Telescope

AAS Informational Email 2011-08

Subject: AAS Releases Statement on Proposed Cancellation of the James Webb Space Telescope

Kevin B. Marvel, Executive Officer

The AAS Executive Committee has released the following statement related to the proposed cancellation of the James Web Space Telescope.

American Astronomical Society Statement on the James Webb Space Telescope
Adopted 7 July 2011

AAS Electronic Announcement #220 — May 2011

AAS Electronic Announcement #220 - May 2011

Date Emailed: 17 May 2011

CONTENTS:

1. STILL TIME TO PROVIDE YOUR INPUT TO THE REMEMBERING JOHN HUCHRA SESSION
2. HERSCHEL OPEN TIME PROPOSAL OPPORTUNITY: AO CYCLE DATES FIXED
3. IPAC 6-MONTH VISITING GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION
DEADLINE: 15 JULY 2011
4. DR. ALLAN SANDAGE: THE END OF AN ERA
5. KEPLER ATTENDANCE SURVEY
6. TIME TO INVENT CLUB
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