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.
Midterm Assessment of the Astro2010 Decadal Survey
The National Academies' committee for the midterm assessment of the implementation of the New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics decadal survey seeks your input.
FY 2016: Are We There Yet?
In short: Not yet. Fiscal year 2016 has had a bumpy start, but things are starting to look like they are settling down. Read on to learn about the current status of FY 2016. Updated: 16 December.
Tell Your Conference Story
The American Association for the Advancement of Science wants to hear about how conference travel has benefited you and your research.
A Continuing Resolution to Start Fiscal Year 2016
FY 2016 started last week (1 October 2015), and a continuing resolution passed Congress just in the nick of time to keep the federal government from shutting down.
An Update on the FY 2016 Budget Cycle
11 Sep 2015
President Obama released his FY 2016 budget request in February. Here's where things stand as of September, now that Congress is back in session and the presidential campaign is in full swing.
Decadal Surveys: Lessons Learned and Best Practices
A new report from the National Academies considers lessons learned from previous decadal surveys and presents options for possible changes and improvements to the decadal-survey process.
The Effect of Realizing My Changing Goals
The AAS's new John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow, Heather Bloemhard, introduces herself and describes her path from graduate school to a PhD in physics and, ultimately, a career in science policy.
Comments Needed on Revisions of US Export Rules
The US Departments of State and Commerce recently proposed changes to export control regulations covering optical equipment. AAS members are encouraged to comment. Deadline: 6 July 2015.
Changes Proposed to Export Control Regulations on Optics
The US Departments of State and Commerce recently proposed changes to export control regulations covering optical equipment. Learn more at a 12 May webinar, and submit your comments by 6 July.
An Early Introduction to Advocating for the Astronomical Sciences
8 Apr 2015
In mid-March college student Ashley Tucker joined more than a dozen other AAS members in Washington, DC, for Congressional Visits Day 2015. Here are her thoughts on what she learned from the experience.