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.
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.
The National Academies invite you to attend a town hall webinar on Wednesday, 17 April 2019, from 2 to 3 pm ET as part of the recently launched Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics.
We identify who is set to play a prominent role in oversight of and legislation around the astronomical sciences at NASA, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Energy (DOE).
Fifteen AAS members visited Capitol Hill on Wednesday, 13 March 2019, during Congressional Visits Day to advocate for strong, sustained federal support of the astronomical sciences.
Fifteen astronomers and planetary scientists from the American Astronomical Society visited Capitol Hill on Wednesday, 13 March 2019, to advocate for strong, sustained federal support of astronomy, planetary science, and heliophysics and of programs that the scientific community itself has prioritized by consensus.
In this monthly feature of the AAS Policy Blog, we share a calendar of upcoming events in science and space policy that may be of interest to our members.
AAS’s John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow Ashlee Wilkins highlights the particular spending provisions and implications for astronomy, planetary science, and solar physics at NASA and the NSF for FY 2019.
NSF announces deadline extensions and a webinar tomorrow (Friday) for those interested in submitting to the Harnessing the Data Revolution Big Idea solicitation.
Virtual NASA and NSF Town Halls, postponed from AAS 233 in Seattle, were rescheduled for 12 pm ET on Tuesday and Friday, 12 and 15 February, respectively. Here's where to find them online.
National Academy of Sciences President Marcia K. McNutt and several colleagues make the case for the creation of a US advisory board for research integrity and quality.