Policy Blog

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.

The FY25 Presidential Budget Request for NASA

25 Mar 2024
On 11 March, the White House released its President's Budget Request (PBR) for FY25, which includes detailed funding priorities for NASA. In this post, we dig into what the PBR has in store for NASA's Science Mission...

NSF Cuts in FY24 Appropriations

12 Mar 2024
Cuts to NSF in FY24 Appropriations are deep. What will this mean for astronomy, as well as our current and future telescopes and observatories?

Science for a Technological Society

26 Feb 2024
The AAS Policy Blog will have a series of posts written by guest authors who will assess our progress on the decadal priorities and identify new opportunities and challenges for the coming decade. This week, Daniel Baker...

Sign Up for Congressional Visits Day 2024

17 Jan 2024
Congressional Visits Day (CVD) is an opportunity for AAS members to advocate for their science with policy makers in Washington, DC. The deadline to sign up for AAS CVD 2024 is Friday, 2 February.
AAS volunteers pose for a photograph with Representative Katherine Clark.

Policy Sessions at AAS 243

12 Dec 2023
The upcoming New Orleans meeting will be jam-packed with interesting sessions covering all aspects of astronomy. In this post, we highlight some of the policy-related sessions that you can look forward to attending...