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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Federal funding of astronomical research.
Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, ©2000
(DLC) 2001274254
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics.; National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Physics and Astronomy.; National Research Council (U.S.). Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications.
ISBN: 0309562708 9780309562706
OCLC Number: 70773208
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 84 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""FEDERAL FUNDING OF ASTRONOMICAL RESEARCH""; ""Copyright""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgment of Reviewers""; ""Contents""; ""Executive Summary""; ""1 Introduction ""; ""2 Back to the Past: An Update on the 1991 Decadal Report ""; ""2.1 THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF ASTRONOMY""; ""2.2 THE FUNDING OF ASTRONOMY""; ""2.2.1 Support from NSF""; ""2.2.2 Support from NASA""; ""2.2.3 Trends in Astronomical Research""; ""3 Process and Methodology of This Study ""; ""3.1 KEY QUESTIONS""; ""3.2 TYPES OF DATA GATHERED""; ""3.3 LIMITATIONS OF DATA RESOURCES""; ""4 Demographics ""; ""4.1 NUMBER OF ASTRONOMERS"" ""4.2 PUBLICATIONS AND DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDING SOURCES""""4.3 DATA AND CONCLUSIONS""; ""5 Funding ""; ""5.1 THE NSF BUDGET""; ""5.1.1 Total NSF R & RA Budget and AST and MPS Fractions""; ""5.1.2 NSF AST Overview""; ""5.1.3 Major Research Equipment""; ""5.1.4 Grants Program""; ""5.1.5 Oversubscription in the NSF Grants Program""; ""5.2 THE NASA R & A BUDGET""; ""5.2.1 NASA Theory Program""; ""5.3 FACILITIES OVERSUBSCRIPTION""; ""5.3.1 NSF Facilities""; ""National Optical Astronomy Observatories""; ""National Radio Astronomy Observatory""; ""National Astronomy and Ionospheric Center"" ""University-owned Radio Observatories""""5.3.2 NASA Ground-based Facilities""; ""5.3.3 NASA Missions with Guest Observer Programs""; ""Hubble Space Telescope""; ""Chandra""; ""Compton Gamma Ray Observatory""; ""Far Ultraviolet Spectrographic Explorer""; ""Kuiper Airborne Observatory and Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy""; ""5.3.4 Instrumentation for Ground-based Telescopes""; ""6 Discussion ""; ""6.1 BALANCE AMONG AGENCIES""; ""6.2 GROUND-BASED OPTICAL FACILITIES""; ""6.3 VULNERABILITIES""; ""6.4 THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION""; ""6.5 RECORD KEEPING""; ""7 Findings "" ""APPENDIXES""""A Discipline and Field Categories ""; ""B American Astronomical Society Membership ""; ""C Deflators ""; ""D National Science Foundation Budget Numbers ""; ""E Additional Sources of Funding for Astronomy ""; ""E.1""; ""E.1.1 Ames Research Center""; ""E.1.2 Goddard Institute for Space Studies""; ""E.1.3 Goddard Space Flight Center""; ""E.1.4 NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory""; ""E.1.5 Marshall Space Flight Center""; ""E.1.6 Space Telescope Science Institute""; ""E.2 NASA TECHNOLOGY FUNDING""; ""E.3 RESEARCH FUNDING AT NSF FACILITIES"" ""E.3.1 National Radio Astronomy Observatory""""E.3.2 National Optical Astronomy Observatories""; ""E.3.3 International Gemini Project""; ""E.3.4 National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center""; ""E.4 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY""; ""E.5 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE""; ""E.6 SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION""; ""E.7 NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY""; ""F National Science Foundation Proposal Success Rates ""; ""G Notes on Figures, Tables, and Other References ""; ""OVERALL FUNDING""; ""STUDENTS AND DEGREES""; ""Acronyms Acronyms ""
Responsibility: Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics, Board on Physics and Astronomy and Space Studies Board, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications, National Research Council.
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