Today the American Astronomical Society, the major professional organization for professional astronomy and space science researchers in the United States, released a policy statement on the servicing of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Public Policy Tag Definition: Relates to Public Policy, agencies, budgets, Congress, etc.
AAS ACTION ALERT 2004-06
Mailed to US members from aas.org at 9:00am 02 AUGUST 2004] ___________________________________________________________
David Black, Chair, Committee on Astronomy and Public Policy
Kevin Marvel, Deputy Executive Officer
AAS Members Need to Write Congress to Prevent Cuts to NASA and NSF for FY 2005
AAS ACTION ALERT 2004-05
Mailed to US members from aas.org at 2:00pm 26 MAY 2004]
AAS Action Alert 2004-5
Kevin B. Marvel, Deputy Executive Officer
AAS ACTION ALERT 2004-04
[Mailed to US members from aas.org at 9:20am 10 MAY 2004]
AAS ACTION ALERT 2004-4
Sidney Wolff, Chair of AAS Committee on Astronomy and Public Policy Roger Blandford, HEAD Chair and Kevin B. Marvel, Deputy Executive Officer
This Action Alert asks AAS members to contact their members of Congress in support of the NASA Explorer program, which received reduced funding levels in the President's FY 2005 budget proposal.
AAS ACTION ALERT 2004-03
[Mailed to US members from aas.org at 12.:40pm 29 MARCH 2004]
From: Sidney Wolff, Chair, AAS Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics Roger Blandford, Chair, High Energy Astrophysics Division and Kevin B. Marvel, AAS Deputy Executive Officer
This action alert calls on AAS members to contact their members of Congress to restore the cuts to the Beyond Einstein initiative called for by the President's FY 2005 budget.
AAS ACTION ALERT 2004-02
Dear AAS Members,
In the most recently issued AAS Action Alert, the bill of interest for the Astronomy community is H. Res. 550, not H.R. 550. In addition, the URL listed in the Action Alert is incorrect.
AAS ACTION ALERT 2004-02
This Action Alert asks AAS members to quickly contact their
member of Congress and ask that he or she sign on as a co-sponsor to H.Res. 550, a bill entitled "Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives relating to the extraordinary contributions resulting from the Hubble Space Telescope to scientific research and education, and to the need to reconsider future service missions to the Hubble Space Telescope."
AAS ACTION ALERT 2004-01
This Action Alert calls upon AAS members to contact their members of congress to repair the cuts to the Sun-Earth Connection Division (SEC) of the Office of Space Science in the President's FY 2005 budget submission. (Subsequent Action Alerts will focus on other critical areas: SEU, explorer class missions, etc.)
In a statement released today, the American Astronomical Society, the largest professional scientific association for astronomers and astrophysicists, has endorsed the congressional call for a review of the decision to cancel future Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions.
AAS ACTION ALERT 2003-06
[Mailed to US members from aas.org at 10:15am 20 OCTOBER 2003]
The American Institute of Physics, in partnership with many of its member societies is asking that members in Texas consider signing on to the letter given below.
Kevin B. Marvel
Deputy Executive Officer
American Astronomical Society
Here is the request for action from the AIP:
AAS ACTION ALERT 2003-05
[Mailed to US members from aas.org at 10:30am
23 SEPTEMBER 2003]
AAS ACTION ALERT 2003-05
Senate Appropriations Committee Votes to Eliminate the Space Environment Center
AAS ACTION ALERT 2003-04
Take Action by: August 26, 2003
AAS members in New Mexico are encouraged to contact the state board of education in support of the about to be approved science curriculum.
AAS ACTION ALERT 2003-03
Act By: September 1, 2003
The Space Environment Center operated by NOAA received a severe cut to its budget in the Omnibus appropriations bill of FY2003 and this cut has not been restored in the House Appropriations Bill for FY2004. Members are asked to contact their Senators to help address this issue.
AAS ACTION ALERT 2003-02
This action alert requests AAS members to write to the chair and ranking member of the Senate Veteran’s Administration-Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies (VA-HUD-IA) Appropriations Subcommittee requesting that funding be provided to meet the President’s ambitious goal of doubling the NSF budget.
BACKGROUND AND SITUATION
AAS ACTION ALERT 2003-01
AAS INFORMATIONAL EMAIL - Mt. Stromlo Fire
From AAS President Catherine Pilachowski
Dear fellow AAS Members,
As many of you heard over the weekend, a series of bush fires burning in and around Canberra, Australia, has resulted in substantial damage to the Mt. Stromlo Observatory.
AAS ACTION ALERT 2002-05
Background and Summary
AAS ACTION ALERT 2002-04
AAS ACTION ALERT 2002-03
The Senate is now considering the NSF Authorization Bill, but the process has slowed down. Input from the scientific community will help ensure that the bill is passed this year. AAS members are requested to send letters to selected senators asking that the process move forward quickly.
AAS ACTION ALERT 2002-02
COMMENTS TO FCC SPECTRUM POLICY TASK FORCE DUE 8 JULY 2002
The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has formed a Spectrum Policy Task Force (SPTF) to take a modern look at their policies governing electromagnetic spectrum use with the goal of trying to increase efficiency and flexibility. A governing principle is "economic value." The charge, which Raises 23 questions (many multipart), is broad. FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell was quoted in the 19 June 2002 Washington Post regarding the new FCC philosophy: