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.
Impacts of Large Satellite Constellations on Astronomy: Live Updates
22 Feb 2021
Looking for information regarding the impact of large satellite constellations on astronomy? You can find some useful resources on this page compiled by the AAS Public Policy team.
Action Alert: Interact with Congress Through Constituent Requests
18 Feb 2021
We ask you to fill out a constituent request form with one or more of your members of Congress. Each member has their own request form. This article goes over the steps to follow for form filling.
February 2021 Events in Astronomical Science Policy
15 Feb 2021
Here is a look at astronomy-related policy events on the schedule for February 2021.
Endorse “The Future of the Arecibo Observatory” White Paper
3 Feb 2021
The white paper defines science investigations that would be enabled by the replacement of the 305-meter dish. It will be shared with key stakeholders to request support for a new telescope.
Final Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2021
26 Jan 2021
Congress passed the final appropriations bill on 21 December, and the President signed it into law on 27 December. Here are some details on the funding for NASA and other federal agencies that support astronomy.
Request for Information on High-Energy Physics & Space-Based Astrophysics
22 Jan 2021
The Dept. of Energy and NASA seek input on three areas in which they could collaborate: observations from the Moon's far side, from the International Space Station, and from certain ground- and space-based telescopes.
NASA Science to Host Community Town Hall
19 Jan 2021
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate will hold a community town hall meeting at 2 pm EST on Monday, 25 January, to discuss updates to NASA’s science programs, the current status of activities, and the 2021 budget.
AAS Member Appointed to the National Science Board
19 Jan 2021
AAS member Matthew Malkan (University of California, Los Angeles) has joined the governing body of the National Science Foundation and will advise Congress and the new administration on issues in science and engineering....
Applications Now Open for the 2021 Bahcall Public Policy Fellowship
7 Jan 2021
Do you love writing, giving talks, and meeting new people? Are you interested in a career in science policy? Then you should apply to be the AAS's next John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow! Deadline: 1 March.
January 2021 Events in Astronomical Science Policy
5 Jan 2021
Happy New Year! Here is a look at astronomy-related policy events on the schedule for January 2021.