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.

Satellite Constellations 2 Workshop Announced

7 May 2021
The SATCON2 workshop will be held virtually 12-16 July 2021 to discuss how to implement the strategies determined in last year's SATCON1 to minimize the impact of satellite constellations on astronomy.

Final Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2021

26 Jan 2021
Congress passed the final appropriations bill on 21 December, and the President signed it into law on 27 December. Here are some details on the funding for NASA and other federal agencies that support astronomy.

NASA Science to Host Community Town Hall

19 Jan 2021
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate will hold a community town hall meeting at 2 pm EST on Monday, 25 January, to discuss updates to NASA’s science programs, the current status of activities, and the 2021 budget.