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Policy Talks

Interested in hearing about science policy from your AAS Executive Office staff? The AAS will share expenses for a member of our policy staff to come out for a colloquium or more informal talk about science policy and our AAS advocacy efforts. Available for local talks are:

  • Joel Parriott, Director of Public Policy & Deputy Executive Officer
  • Heather Bloemhard, John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow
  • Kevin Marvel, Executive Officer

Contact for more information or to invite the AAS out to your institution!



Date Location Speaker
12 May 2016 New Mexico Tech, Graduate Student Association Heather Bloemhard
19 Apr 2016 National Optical Astronomy Observatory Heather Bloemhard
18 Apr 2016 Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Physics Joel Parriott
4 Apr 2016 Texas A&M, Department of Physics & Astronomy Heather Bloemhard
4 Mar 2016 George Mason University, Department of Physics & Astronomy Heather Bloemhard
4 Nov 2015 Michigan State University, Department of Physics & Astronomy Heather Bloemhard
21 Oct 2015 University of Delaware, Department of Physics & Astronomy Heather Bloemhard
TBD 2015 Jet Propulsion Laboratory Josh Shiode
TBD 2015 Howard University, Physics Department Josh Shiode
27 Jan 2015 Goddard Space Flight Center, Astrophysics Colloquium Josh Shiode
22 Jan 2015 Five College Astronomy Department at University of Massachusetts Amherst Josh Shiode
25 Nov 2014 University of Texas at Austin, Astronomy Department Josh Shiode
10 Nov 2014 National Optical Astronomy Observatory - Tucson, AZ Headquarters Josh Shiode
1 Oct 2014 National Radio Astronomy Observatory - Very Large Array Josh Shiode
8 Oct 2014 University of California, San Diego Josh Shiode
10 Oct 2014 California Institute of Technology Josh Shiode
16 Oct 2014 United States Naval Observatory Josh Shiode
28 Apr 2014 Boston University, Institute for Astrophysical Research Josh Shiode
19 Mar 2014 Pennsylvania State University, Dept. of Astronomy and Astrophysics Kevin Marvel
26 Feb 2014 Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Observatory Council Joel Parriott