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.

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....

Free Webinar on COVID-19 Vaccine Communications

18 Dec 2020
How can scientists help build trust in COVID-19 vaccines? On 5 January 2021, the Society Civic Science Initiative will hold a free webinar, COVID-19 Vaccine Communications: Evidence-Based Recommendations. Register to...

AAS Message on Arecibo

3 Dec 2020
Arecibo Observatory's iconic 305-meter radio/radar telescope collapsed this week — a devastating loss for the scientific community and the people of Puerto Rico.

Information about Executive Order 13950

24 Nov 2020
An executive order issued on 22 Sep. to prevent and punish diversity training for federal agencies, federal contractors, and federal grant recipients is expected to be rescinded during the incoming Biden administration.