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.
Some Food for Thought as We Await Release of the Astro2020 Report
20 Jul 2021
In this first article in a new series, we address how we as a community can and should advocate for our priorities with the policy makers who control the funds that make our science possible.
July 2021 Events in Astronomical Science Policy
8 Jul 2021
Here is a look at astronomy-related policy events on the schedule for July 2021.
National Academies Webinar: "Call to Action for Science Education"
8 Jul 2021
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine — Call to Action for Science Education: Building Opportunity for the Future — will be released at a free webinar on 13 July. Register today...
NASA Announces Public Meeting on Mission Equity, Request for Information
6 Jul 2021
A public meeting to discuss NASA's recent request for information, "Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities in NASA Programs, Contracts, and Grants," will take place at 1 pm ET on Tuesday, 13 July...
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...