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.
Announcing the Astro2020 Steering Committee
20 May 2019
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have announced the members of the steering committee for the Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics, aka Astro2020.
Academies Weigh In on Science and Trust, Citizen Science
6 May 2019
The national science academies of the G7 countries jointly called for strategies to maintain trust in science and to maximize the benefits of citizen science in the Internet era.
Astro2020 Town Hall Webinar on April 17th
4 Apr 2019
The National Academies invite you to attend a town hall webinar on Wednesday, 17 April 2019, from 2 to 3 pm ET as part of the recently launched Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Who's Who in Space Sciences in the New Congress
19 March 2019
We identify who is set to play a prominent role in oversight of and legislation around the astronomical sciences at NASA, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Energy (DOE).
AAS Members Make a Case for Science on Capitol Hill
14 March 2019
Fifteen AAS members visited Capitol Hill on Wednesday, 13 March 2019, during Congressional Visits Day to advocate for strong, sustained federal support of the astronomical sciences.
March Events in Astronomical Science Policy
28 Feb 2019
In this monthly feature of the AAS Policy Blog, we share a calendar of upcoming events in science and space policy that may be of interest to our members.
Astronomical Sciences in the Final FY 2019 Spending Agreement
22 Feb 2019
AAS’s John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow Ashlee Wilkins highlights the particular spending provisions and implications for astronomy, planetary science, and solar physics at NASA and the NSF for FY 2019.
NSF Big Ideas Announcements: Webinars, Deadline Changes
13 February 2019
NSF announces deadline extensions and a webinar tomorrow (Friday) for those interested in submitting to the Harnessing the Data Revolution Big Idea solicitation.
NASA & NSF Virtual Town Halls Rescheduled from AAS 233
11 February 2019
Virtual NASA and NSF Town Halls, postponed from AAS 233 in Seattle, were rescheduled for 12 pm ET on Tuesday and Friday, 12 and 15 February, respectively. Here's where to find them online.
Scientists Call for Creation of Research Policy Board
11 February 2019
National Academy of Sciences President Marcia K. McNutt and several colleagues make the case for the creation of a US advisory board for research integrity and quality.