FIGURE 1.1 A schematic representation of the important multiple federal and non-federal elements of the U.S. astronomy and astrophysics research enterprise. The sizes of the individual boxes are not intended to convey any information about the amount of research funding provided by that element. While amateur astronomers participate in some aspects of professional research, they do not directly fund professional astronomers to do research. For more details, see Appendix C in the current report and Federal Funding of Astronomical Research (National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., 2000).

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