AAS Public Policy Events
The AAS Public Policy team makes every effort to regularly communicate with the AAS membership and with policymakers. Occasionally these efforts are formal events at meetings or on the Hill.
AAS-sponsored events at AAS meetings
- There are AAS-sponsored events at each winter AAS meeting. Check the program for details about AAS-sponsored events at the upcoming meeting.
- Each AAS meeting and division meeting has some public policy events. Check the program for each meeting for more information.
AAS-sponsored events on Capitol Hill
- In 2020, the AAS co-sponsored a briefing with the Space Foundation on the importance of STE(A)M education.
- Since 2017, the AAS has sponsored its own Congressional Visits Day. In 2020 and in 2021, the event has gone virtual because of the pandemic.
- Starting in 2016, the AAS has co-sponsored semi-regular congressional briefings with the Smithsonian Astrophysics Observatory (SAO), called Space on the Hill.