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.

DATE CHANGE: Congressional Visits Day

25 Jan 2022
The AAS Public Policy Department is now accepting applications for our annual Congressional Visits Day (CVD). The deadline to sign up for AAS CVD 2022 is Sunday, 27 February 2022.

AAS Endorses the Astro2020 Decadal Survey

29 Nov 2021
The American Astronomical Society enthusiastically endorses the Astro2020 decadal survey and urges the astronomical community to support the report and its priorities. 

AAS President’s Statement on Afghanistan

19 Aug 2021
The leadership of the AAS is deeply concerned and saddened by the current situation in Afghanistan and pledges to do what we can to assist and advocate for Afghan scientists and their families.

House Appropriations for FY 2022

21 Jul 2021
The House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittees met to finalize their fiscal year 2022 markups. Here are some details on the funding for NASA and other federal agencies that support the astronomical sciences.