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.
Updates on the Federal Budget (FY22 Appropriations and FY23 President's Budget Request)
9 May 2022
This post covers a brief refresher on the federal budget process and a summary of what’s happening with astronomy-related line items in the federal budget.
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.
Introducing the New John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellow
14 Sep 2021
Our new John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellow Julie Davis introduces herself and describes the path that led her to science policy and the AAS.
September 2021 Events in Astronomical Science Policy
26 Aug 2021
Here is a look at astronomy-related policy events on the schedule for September 2021.
Impacts of Large Satellite Constellations on Astronomy: Live Updates
26 Aug 2021
Looking for information regarding the impact of large satellite constellations on astronomy and what AAS is doing about it? You can find some useful resources on this page compiled by the AAS Public Policy team.
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.
Remembering Past Decadal Surveys Before the Astro2020 Report Releases
18 Aug 2021
This is the second article in a series where we address how we as a community can and should advocate for our priorities with the policy makers who control the funds that make our science possible.
August 2021 Events in Astronomical Science Policy
28 Jul 2021
Here is a look at astronomy-related policy events on the schedule for August 2021.
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.