Policy Blog

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

Moon 2024?

23 May 2019
AAS President Megan Donahue and Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) Chair Linda Spilker offer a message to members on the Trump Administration’s proposal to return astronauts to the Moon by 2024.

Announcing the Astro2020 Steering Committee

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have announced the members of the steering committee for the Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics, aka Astro2020.

Astro2020 Town Hall Webinar on April 17th

4 Apr 2019
The National Academies invite you to attend a town hall webinar on Wednesday, 17 April 2019, from 2 to 3 pm ET as part of the recently launched Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Who's Who in Space Sciences in the New Congress

We identify who is set to play a prominent role in oversight of and legislation around the astronomical sciences at NASA, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Energy (DOE).