The Congressional leave-behind flyers, used for 2015 Congressional Visits Day (CVD), including links that provide more information on the images and content shown.
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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.
The current Congressional leave-behind flyers, as of spring 2016.
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the AAS and is responsible for the management, direction and control of the affairs and the property of the AAS. From time to time, the Board of Trustees issues resolutions articulating the official policy positions of the AAS.
If you're interested in the intersection of science, policy, and international affairs, the American Institute of Physics encourages you to apply for the 2020-21 AIP State Department Fellowship. Deadline: 15 October.
Here is a look at events on the schedule for September.
A budget deal for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 was signed into law on 2 August, and the NASA operating plan for 2019 was made public. This is an overview of how things line up.
July was the first month on the job for our new John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellow, Kelsie Krafton. Here is her brief recap and a look at events on the schedule for August.
Not every week has a policy event as big as the first steering committee meeting for the Astro2020 decadal survey, but there were many smaller events of note last week. Here’s a summary.
Invite the AAS policy staff for a colloquium or more informal talk in your college or university department about science policy this fall semester. The AAS will share expenses with your department.
AAS President Megan Donahue offers some thoughts on the controversy over the future of telescopes atop Maunakea, Hawaii.
Here's a detailed report from our Bahcall Public Policy Fellow on the inaugural meeting of the Astro2020 steering committee, held in Washington, DC, 15-17 July 2019.
Our new John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellow, Kelsie Krafton, is on the job in DC and looks forward to informing AAS members about changes in policy that affect the astronomical community.
Richard Green, Director of the National Science Foundation's Division of Astronomical Sciences, is stepping down in September. He'll be succeeded by his deputy, Ralph Gaume.
The first Astro2020 steering committee meeting will take place 15-17 July 2019 at the Keck Center in Washington, DC. You are invited to watch the open sessions of the meeting remotely.
Members of the House Science Committee have introduced a bill to rename the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope for Vera Rubin, a renowned astronomer and advocate for women in science.
In response to the launch by SpaceX of 60 Starlink satellites with plans for thousands more, the AAS Board of Trustees expresses concern over these satellites' potential to interfere with astronomical observations and pledges to work with SpaceX and other stakeholders to mitigate this effect.
AAS President Megan Donahue and Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) Chair Linda Spilker offer a message to members on the Trump Administration’s proposal to return astronauts to the Moon by 2024.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have announced the members of the steering committee for the Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics, aka Astro2020.
The national science academies of the G7 countries jointly called for strategies to maintain trust in science and to maximize the benefits of citizen science in the Internet era.