The Committee for the Protection of Astronomy and the Space Environment (COMPASSE) was established by AAS in 1988 and was previously known as the Committee on Light Pollution, Radio Interference, and Space Debris. COMPASSE represents the interests of AAS relating to the protection of dark and radio-quiet skies, the safe and sustainable use of outer space, and related issues, and empowers AAS members to be effective advocates for the protection of US astronomy. Its vision is a Society whose members constitute a visible presence and an effective voice in the effort to protect dark and quiet skies and the integrity of the space environment to secure the future of astronomy.