For those of you who want to delve deeper into the subject of public policy at the AAS, here is more information1.
Refer to the Advocacy Resources page for more information on why you should and how you can advocate. That page also includes information about advocacy opportunities. For information on the AAS position on various policies, refer to the AAS Policy Positions page.
This example of a phone conversation assumes an astronomer is calling a Congressperson's office about a letter sponsored by two Congressmen and being sent to the House leadership.
This page is meant to serve as a portal for learning about the funders, advisors, and policy makers in the astronomical sciences policy ecosystem in the US.
Contains information on the US government budget cycles and the astronomical sciences' place in them.
A summary of the policies or proposed policies that impact or are impacted by the astronomical sciences.
A run-down of the relevant funders, advisors, and policymakers who impact the astronomical sciences.
A list of other sources of information about policies and other societies' public policy programs.
An ever-growing list of other science policy opportunities, including internships and fellowships for students and graduates.
1This page is a work in progress. If there is some information that you would like to see included here, then please email those suggestions to the Public Policy staff.