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.
AAS Seeks Volunteers for Congressional Visits Day 2020
23 Jan 2020
AAS CVD 2020 is happening 23-25 March. We will select volunteers to come to Washington, DC, to raise visibility and support for science. Sign-up deadline: 25 January.
You're Invited to NSF's 70th Anniversary Symposium
22 Jan 2020
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is holding a free two-day symposium in Alexandria, Virginia, to commemorate its 70th anniversary. Join the celebration on 6-7 February 2020!
Apply for the AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering Workshop
15 Jan 2020
The AAS is now accepting applications from students for Society sponsorship to attend the American Association for the Advancement of Science's 2020 Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) Workshop.
January 2020 Events in Astronomical Science Policy
15 Jan 2020
Happy New Year! Here is a look at astronomy-related policy events on the schedule for January 2020.
Apply for AAS Congressional Visits Day 2020
31 Dec 2019
The AAS Public Policy Department is now accepting applications for our annual Congressional Visits Day.
An Update on the TMT, Maunakea, and AAS 235
23 Dec 2019
As we prepare to gather in Honolulu for the 235th AAS meeting in early January, here's an update on the status of the Thirty Meter Telescope, the situation on Maunakea and the access road, and what you can expect at the...
Sethuraman Panchanathan Nominated as Next NSF Director
19 Dec 2019
President Trump will nominate Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan (Arizona State University) to serve as the 15th director of the National Science Foundation, succeeding France Córdova when her six-year term ends in 2020.
AAS Works to Mitigate Impact of Satellite Constellations on Ground-Based Observing
5 Dec 2019
Our Public Policy staff and Committee on Light Pollution, Radio Interference, and Space Debris have assembled a working group to facilitate communication between the astronomical community and SpaceX.
Updated Process on AAS Policy Actions
2 Dec 2019
The AAS Board of Trustees recently passed an update to the rules governing the adoption of policy resolutions for the Society.
December 2019 Events in Astronomical Science Policy
2 Dec 2019
Here is a look at events on the schedule for December 2019.