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Astronomy and Astrophysics Survey Committee


Publications

Astronomy and Astrophysics in the New Millennium

Released 2001

In this new book, a distinguished panel makes recommendations for the nation's programs in astronomy and astrophysics, including a number of new initiatives for observing the universe. With the goal of optimum value, the recommendations address the role of federal research agencies, allocation of funding, training for scientists, competition and collaboration among space facilities, and much more.

The book identifies the most pressing science questions and explains how specific efforts, from the Next Generation Space Telescope to theoretical studies, will help reveal the answers. Discussions of how emerging information technologies can help scientists make sense of the wealth of data available are also included.

Astronomy has significant impact on science in general as well as on public imagination. The committee discusses how to integrate astronomical discoveries into our education system and our national life.

In preparing the New Millennium report, the AASC made use of a series of panel reports that address various aspects of ground- and space-based astronomy and astrophysics. These reports provide in-depth technical detail.

 

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Astronomy and Astrophysics in the New Millenium: An Overview

Released 2001

Astronomy and Astrophysics in the New Millenium: An Overview summarizes the science goals and recommended initiatives in a short, richly illustrated, non-technical booklet.

 

 

Astronomy and Astrophysics in the New Millennium: Panel Reports

Released 2001

In preparing the report, Astronomy and Astrophysics in the New Millenium , the AASC made use of a series of panel reports that address various aspects of ground- and space-based astronomy and astrophysics. These reports provide in-depth technical detail.



 

Committee Members and NRC Staff

Christopher McKee, Co-chair, University of California at Berkeley
Joseph Taylor, Co-chair, Princeton University
Todd Boroson, National Optical Astronomy Observatories
Wendy Freedman, Carnegie Observatory
David Hollenbach, NASA/Ames Research Center
David Jewitt, University of Hawaii
Steven Kahn, Columbia University
James Moran, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Jerry Nelson, University of California, Santa Cruz
Bruce Partridge, Haverford College
Marcia Rieke, University of Arizona
Anneila Sargent, California Institute of Technology
Alan Title, The Lockheed-Martin Space Technology Center
Scott Tremaine, Princeton University
Michael Turner, The University of Chicago

NRC Staff

Don Shapero, Director, Board on Physics and Astronomy
Joseph Alexander, Director, Space Studies Board
Robert Riemer, Study Director, Astronomy and Astrophysics Survey
Joel Parriott, Project Associate, Astronomy and Astrophysics Survey