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.
November 2019 Events in Astronomical Science Policy
8 Nov 2019
Here is a look at events on the schedule for November 2019.
October 2019 Events in Astronomical Science Policy
31 Jul 2019
Here is a look at events on the schedule for October.
AIP Seeks Applicants for State Department Fellowship
18 September 2019
If you're interested in the intersection of science, policy, and international affairs, the American Institute of Physics encourages you to apply for the 2020-21 AIP State Department Fellowship. Deadline: 15 October.
September 2019 Events in Astronomical Science Policy
31 Jul 2019
Here is a look at events on the schedule for September.
From FY19 to FY20: NASA’s Budget
6 September 2019
A budget deal for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 was signed into law on 2 August, and the NASA operating plan for 2019 was made public. This is an overview of how things line up.
August 2019 Events in Astronomical Science Policy
31 Jul 2019
July was the first month on the job for our new John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellow, Kelsie Krafton. Here is her brief recap and a look at events on the schedule for August.
Last Week in Review: 22-26 July 2019
30 Jul 2019
Not every week has a policy event as big as the first steering committee meeting for the Astro2020 decadal survey, but there were many smaller events of note last week. Here’s a summary.
AAS Public Policy Team Available for Fall Colloquia
29 July 2019
Invite the AAS policy staff for a colloquium or more informal talk in your college or university department about science policy this fall semester. The AAS will share expenses with your department.
The Question of Astronomy and Maunakea
24 July 2019
AAS President Megan Donahue offers some thoughts on the controversy over the future of telescopes atop Maunakea, Hawai‘i.
First Astro2020 Decadal Survey Steering Committee Meeting
18 Jul 2019
Here's a detailed report from our Bahcall Public Policy Fellow on the inaugural meeting of the Astro2020 steering committee, held in Washington, DC, 15-17 July 2019.