31 July 2019

August 2019 Events in Astronomical Science Policy

By Kelsie Krafton

American Astronomical Society (AAS)

July was my first month on the job as the AAS John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellow. I am continuing my predecessor Ashlee Wilkins’s monthly event roundup for the AAS Policy Blog, in which we share a list of astronomical science policy events. Examples include congressional hearings, advisory committee meetings, Capitol Hill briefings, policy forums, think tank symposia, networking opportunities, and/or lectures. Most of these events are public and occur here in Washington, DC. Many are also live streamed. I will try to note in the event listing if advance registration for in-person attendance is required (either for security or capacity reasons). If an event is on this calendar, someone from the AAS Public Policy team will likely be in attendance, so come say hello!

Other relevant policy event calendars:

Some events are announced with than a month’s advance notice, and we will update this post whenever we have something new to add. Please email us if you have a correction or an event that you think should be added to this list.

August 2019 Event

All times Eastern (ET) unless otherwise noted.

Review of the NASA Science Mission Directorate Science Plan

1-2 August (Thursday-Friday)
National Academy of Sciences Building

More Information | Registration

August is generally a slow month in DC…

July 2019 Events

All times Eastern (ET) unless otherwise noted.

Coalition for National Science Funding Infrastructure Statement Discussion

31 July (Wednesday)
Video conference


Recommended Practices for Science Communication with Policymakers

25 July (Thursday)

Watch the YouTube video

Apollo 50: The Role of Intellectual Property in Space Commerce

23 July (Tuesday)
US Patent and Trademark Office

Watch the video on Facebook

Astro2020 Steering Committee Meeting #1

15-17 July (Monday-Wednesday)
Keck Center

Read the recap