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.

President Obama's Last Budget Request: FY 2017

We've been waiting with great anticipation for the FY 2017 President's Budget Request, and on 9 February 2016, it finally arrived. We'll discuss how the astronomical sciences have fared within NASA, NSF, and DOE.

2016 Federal Budget Analysis from AIP

The American Institute of Physics has published an analysis of the fiscal year 2016 federal budget focusing on the outcome for the physical sciences and what we might expect for FY 2017.

Get Ready for Congressional Visits Day 2016

Are you an AAS member interested in advocating for your science with policy makers? If yes, then you should volunteer for Congressional Visits Day (15-16 March 2016)! Deadline: 22 January 2016.

AAS Policy Sessions at #AAS227 in Kissimmee

Different aspects of public policy will be featured at #aas227 in Kissimmee, Florida, during sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, 5 and 6 January. Join us at a plenary or town hall, or at the AAS booth! 4 Jan: Updated...