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The National Science Foundation announces the selection of a plan to collaborate with interested parties to maintain science-focused operations at Arecibo Observatory with reduced agency funding.

16 Nov 2017 - Public Policy

This Policy Alert shares time-sensitive information on the potential consequences of the current federal tax reform proposal on higher education, with particular implications for graduate students.

07 Nov 2017 - Public Policy

We take a look at last week's Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation public hearing, during which the potential next administrator of NASA, Rep. James Bridenstine (R-OK), responded to questions.

08 Nov 2017 - Public Policy

Enjoy this new feature of the AAS Policy Blog, in which we share a list of upcoming events that fall under the realm of astronomical science policy.

13 Nov 2017 - Public Policy

NASA officials have reviewed and responded to the independent review of the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission, currently in Phase A and managed by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

20 Oct 2017 - Public Policy

The National Science Foundation is seeking community input on existing and future needs for mid-scale ($20-$100 million) research infrastructure projects. The deadline to respond is 8 December 2017.

17 Oct 2017 - Public Policy

NASA announced on 28 September that the James Webb Space Telescope will launch between March and June 2019, several months later than the October 2018 target launch date.

02 Oct 2017 - Public Policy

Representative James "Jim" Bridenstine (R-OK) is under consideration for the position of NASA administrator, and his responses to an initial questionnaire from the Senate are available to review.

09 Oct 2017 - Public Policy

New Bahcall Public Policy Fellow Ashlee Wilkins introduces herself and describes the path that led her to science policy and the AAS.

07 Sep 2017 - Public Policy

The Senate Appropriations Committee recently passed the Commerce, Justice, Science and Energy & Water FY 2018 Appropriations bills. We summarize the Senate's funding levels for NASA, NSF, and DOE.

11 Aug 2017 - Public Policy