Changes Proposed to Export Control Regulations on Optics
Details about the proposed changes are available at these two URLs:
Some in the optics and photonics community have expressed concerns with the proposed changes. Our sister society, SPIE: The International Society for Optics and Photonics, has organized a webinar on 12 May (from 2 to 3 pm EDT) to educate the broader community about the proposed changes, and they have kindly extended the invitation to members of the AAS. Registration is now open for the SPIE webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6797597963235453954. We encourage you to participate if you are interested.
In the coming days, the AAS will consider whether to respond as an organization on behalf of its membership. We welcome your input at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deputy Executive Officer and Director of Public Policy