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Congressional Leave-Behinds Highlighting Planetary Science Missions

Below is the current Congressional leave-behind flyer for 2014 highlighting planetary science programs and missions, including links that provide more information on the images and content shown.

 

Highlighting a Potential Europa Flagship

Download the version below, with links, here. For a printer quality version, please contact public.policy@aas.org.

 

Congressional Leave-Behinds Highlighting Planetary Science Missions

Below is the current Congressional leave-behind flyer for 2014 highlighting planetary science programs and missions, including links that provide more information on the images and content shown.

Highlighting a Potential Europa Flagship

Download the version below, with links, here. For a printer quality version, please contact public.policy@aas.org.

 

Appropriations Status Update, Update: Now with More Details

Today brought much more detail on the proposal from the House of Representatives' Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS), as the subcommittee released the report that accompanies their bill in preparation for tomorrow's full committee markup. The report indicates the subcommittee's intent in passing the bill, detailing how they intend for the top-line numbers and other language in the bill to be interpreted by the relevant agencies.

Policy Talks

Interested in hearing about science policy from your AAS Executive Office staff? The AAS will share expenses for a member of our policy staff to come out for a colloquium or more informal talk about science policy and our AAS advocacy efforts. Available for local talks are:

AAS Statement on the President's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

As the nation works toward a hard-fought economic recovery, it is crucial that we strengthen investments in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research that will help drive our long-term prosperity in the global knowledge economy. The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is troubled by the reduction in basic science research funding proposed in the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request.

Division for Planetary Sciences Congressional Visits Day 2014 Sign-Up Form

Fri, 2014-03-28 13:35 -- joshua.shiode

The Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) Federal Relations Subcommittee is gathering scientists in our community to raise the visibility of and support for planetary science in the Congress. This year, visits will take place 24-25 April and 12-13 May; you can participate in either the April or May dates. In both cases, we require two full-day commitments, about 8 am to 6 pm both days. Business attire is required. Sign-ups are open now through 5:00 pm EST on Saturday, 5 April 2014.

Sign-on Letters

From time to time, the American Astronomical Society joins letters to policymakers written by peer organizations or collectively as part of a coalition. Here you will find links to letters the AAS has joined recently.

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