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.
May 2021 Events in Astronomical Science Policy
30 Apr 2021
Here is a look at astronomy-related policy events on the schedule for May 2021.
April 2021 Events in Astronomical Science Policy
30 Mar 2021
Here is a look at astronomy-related policy events on the schedule for April 2021.
March 2021 Events in Astronomical Science Policy
15 Mar 2021
Here is a look at astronomy-related policy events on the schedule for March 2021.
Action Alert: Interact with Congress Through Constituent Requests
18 Feb 2021
We ask you to fill out a constituent request form with one or more of your members of Congress. Each member has their own request form. This article goes over the steps to follow for form filling.
February 2021 Events in Astronomical Science Policy
15 Feb 2021
Here is a look at astronomy-related policy events on the schedule for February 2021.
Endorse “The Future of the Arecibo Observatory” White Paper
3 Feb 2021
The white paper defines science investigations that would be enabled by the replacement of the 305-meter dish. It will be shared with key stakeholders to request support for a new telescope.
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.
Request for Information on High-Energy Physics & Space-Based Astrophysics
22 Jan 2021
The Dept. of Energy and NASA seek input on three areas in which they could collaborate: observations from the Moon's far side, from the International Space Station, and from certain ground- and space-based telescopes.
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.