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.
February 2020 Events in Astronomical Science Policy
4 Feb 2020
Here is a look at astronomy-related policy events on the schedule for February 2020.
Progress Made Toward Priorities of 2013-2022 Heliophysics Decadal Survey
3 Feb 2020
Substantial progress has been made in implementing the programs recommended in the 2013 decadal survey on solar and space physics (heliophysics) despite a challenging budgetary landscape, says a new midterm assessment.
Call for Input: Astro2020 Panel on the State of the Profession and Societal Impacts
28 Jan 2020
The Panel on State of the Profession and Societal Impacts will gather information on the health and demographics of the astronomy and astrophysics community and make actionable suggestions to the Astro2020 committee....
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.