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.
US Innovation and Competitiveness Act Passes the Senate
22 Jun 2021
The Senate passed the US Innovation and Competitiveness Act on 8 June. Here we provide some detail about what that means for the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies supporting the astronomical sciences...
AAS Publishes White Papers for Planetary Sciences Decadal Survey
11 Jun 2021
A special issue of the Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society features 522 white papers offering input from the scientific community to inform the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032.
President's FY 2022 Budget Request
11 Jun 2021
The Biden administration released the full President's FY 2022 Budget Request on 28 May. Here we provide some detail about the funding for NASA and other federal agencies that support the astronomical sciences.
Astro2020 Decadal Survey Update
10 Jun 2021
Astro2020 co-chairs Fiona Harrison and Robert Kennicutt explain why the final report of the latest Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics will be delayed beyond June 2021.
June 2021 Events in Astronomical Science Policy
5 Jun 2021
Here is a look at astronomy-related policy events on the schedule for June 2021.
Action Alert: Dear Colleague Letters to Support Science
27 May 2021
We ask you to fill out forms the American Mathematical Society and American Geophysical Union has made to encourage your representatives to sign on to Dear Colleague Letters in support of science. Deadlines are April 23...
Action Alert: Support the NSF for the Future Act
24 May 2021
We ask you to add your name to the Community Support Letter the American Physical Society has made to indicate your support for the National Science Foundation for the Future Act. The deadline is 1 June!
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.