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.
One Astronomer’s Transition to Science Policy
AAS Seeks Volunteers for Communicating With Washington Program
News from the NSF Division of Astronomical Sciences
News from NSF Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST)
NSF and the ABCs of Sequestration
At this writing, on 27 February, the U.S. Government is nearing the 1 March deadline for across-the-board reductions in the U.S. budget, known as “sequestration.” Those inside the...
AAAS Asks You To Speak Up for Science
AAS Call to Action: Let Congress Hear Your Opinion on the Sequester: NDD Coalition Day of Action
The AAS is a member of a coalition of 3,200 national organizations named NDD United. The coalition has worked actively to communicate to Congress that a balanced approach to deficit reduction is necessary and...
At 1:32AM Eastern time on 6 August, the Mars Science Laboratory and its charmingly named rover, Curiosity, executed a perfect landing in Gale Crater. President Obama called the highly complex landing procedure “an...