Community Reports Listing

The NAS Astro 2020 white papers will be published in the BAAS! We welcome other white papers and community reports of broad interest to the community.

Sep 30, 2019

Astro2020 Decadal Survey: APC White Papers

In early 2019, astronomers submitted 294 “APC” — Activities, Projects, and State of the Profession Considerations — white papers to the Astro2020 Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics organized by the National Academy of Sciences. In partnership with the American Astronomical Society, these white papers are being published in the Bulletin of the AAS. Below […]

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Aug 13, 2019

Women in Astronomy IV White Paper: Graduate Admissions in a Post-GRE World

A panel session entitled “Graduate Admissions in a Post-GRE World” was held at the Women in Astronomy IV meeting in Austin, TX, in June 2017 to discuss how graduate admissions might be conducted without use of the GRE. This white paper is an outgrowth of that session. It discusses: the discriminatory aspect of requiring a [...]

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Jul 22, 2019

Ten Years of .Astronomy: Scientific and Cultural Impact

A report on the scientific and cultural impact of the .Astronomy conference, to mark its 10th anniversary. It contains results from a large participant feedback survey we conducted in 2017/2018.

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Jun 04, 2019

Astro2020 Decadal Survey: Science White Papers

In early 2019, astronomers submitted 573 science white papers to the Astro2020 Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics organized by the National Academy of Sciences. In partnership with the American Astronomical Society, these white papers are being published in the Bulletin of the AAS. Below you may find a table of all of the science […]

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May 13, 2019

Logistics is a Key Enabler of Sustainable Human Mars Missions

Attached is a white paper discussing the importance of the role of logistics planning in architecting future sustainable human missions to Mars. This paper is part of the Martian white paper series.

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Jan 17, 2019

Final Report of the 2018 AAS Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion in Astronomy Graduate Education

The AAS Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion in Astronomy Graduate Education has completed its final report, and the AAS Board of Trustees has voted to endorse it. The Task Force presented its findings at a plenary held at the AAS 233rd meeting in Seattle. The main report begins with an Executive Summary which highlights […]

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Jan 02, 2019

Community Reports

The NAS Astro 2020 white papers will be published in the BAAS! We welcome other white papers and community reports of broad interest to the community.

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