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.
- At DPS 47, the Federal Relations Subcommittee organized a panel of planetary policy experts and a briefing on Capitol Hill. Check the archived schedule for more information.
AAS-sponsored events on Capitol Hill
- In 2014 and 2015, the AAS sponsored a State of the Universe congressional briefing each January.
- Starting in 2016, the AAS has co-sponsored semi-regular congressional briefings with the Smithsonian Astrophysics Observatory (SAO), called Space on the Hill.
Events on Capitol Hill in which the AAS participates
- The Coalition for National Science Funding's Exhibition highlights research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
- AAS's 2016 contribution
- AAS's 2017 contribution
- Science, Engineering, and Technology Working Group's Congressional Visits Day gathers scientists, engineers, and industry professional to visit members of Congress. Learn more about the 2017 Congressional Visits Day.