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Title Federal funding of astronomical research / Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics, Board on Physics and Astronomy and Space Studies Board, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications, National Research Council.

Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, ©2000.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 84 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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 ""
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Subject National Science Foundation (U.S.) -- Research grants.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Appropriations and expenditures.
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Astronomy -- Research -- United States -- Finance.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author 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.
Other Form: Print version: Federal funding of astronomical research. Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, ©2000 (DLC) 2001274254
ISBN 0309562708 (electronic bk.)
9780309562706 (electronic bk.)
9780309071390 (pbk.)