Policy Blog

The AAS Public Policy team uses the Policy Blog to communicate with the membership about current events in the science policy world. Most policy blog posts are written by the John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellow.

A New Stewardship Paradigm for Maunakea

22 Aug 2022
In this guest blog post, Chief Scientist of W.M. Keck Observatory John O'Meara explains recently passed legislation in Hawaiʻi establishing a new governance body for Maunakea.

Making the Case for the Future of Astronomy

8 Aug 2022
AAS member Yaswant Devarakonda shares his experiences meeting with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and others as part of an advocacy day based on the JWST image release celebrations.

AAS 240 Public Policy-Related Sessions

2 Jun 2022

With AAS 240 just 10 days away, the Public Policy Team is looking forward to returning for our first in-person meeting in two years. This meeting promises to be jam-packed with amazing science content and happy reunions...