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Meeting Agendas

FIRST MEETING

June 13–14, 2001

Holiday Inn Georgetown

Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, June 13, 2001

Closed Session

8:00 am

Convene; introductions; goals for the meeting

 

—Norman Augustine, Chair

Open Session

9:00 am

Public introductions; study/meeting plan

 

—Norman Augustine

9:15 am

White House discussion; purpose of this study and charge to the committee

 

—Richard Russell, Chief of Staff, Office of Science and Technology Policy

—Marcus Peacock, Associate Director, Natural Resource Program, Office of Management and Budget



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U.S. Astronomy and Astrophysics: Managing an Integrated Program B Meeting Agendas FIRST MEETING June 13–14, 2001 Holiday Inn Georgetown Washington, D.C. Wednesday, June 13, 2001 Closed Session 8:00 am Convene; introductions; goals for the meeting   —Norman Augustine, Chair Open Session 9:00 am Public introductions; study/meeting plan   —Norman Augustine 9:15 am White House discussion; purpose of this study and charge to the committee   —Richard Russell, Chief of Staff, Office of Science and Technology Policy —Marcus Peacock, Associate Director, Natural Resource Program, Office of Management and Budget

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U.S. Astronomy and Astrophysics: Managing an Integrated Program 10:00 am Break 10:30 am Sponsoring agency discussion Future role of astronomy and astrophysics; management philosophy for science individual investigator grants and science projects/missions; interagency cooperation in addressing science questions of mutual interest   —Daniel Goldin, Administrator, NASA —Edward Weiler, Associate Administrator, Office of Space Science, NASA —Joseph Bordogna, Deputy Director, NSF —Wayne Van Citters, Acting Director, Astronomical Sciences Division, NSF Noon Lunch 1:00 pm Insights based on recent NRC reports   –Federal Funding of Astronomical Research   —John Huchra, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Co-chair, NRC Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics   –Astronomy and Astrophysics in the New Millennium   —Joseph H.Taylor, Princeton University, Co-chair, NRC Astronomy and Astrophysics Survey Committee 2:00 pm Managing international participation in major ground-based projects and programs: Reflections of a former European Southern Observatory Director General   —Riccardo Giacconi, Associated Universities, Inc. 2:30 pm Professional society perspectives   –American Astronomical Society   —Marcia Rieke, University of Arizona   –Solar Physics Division   —Judy Karpen, Naval Research Laboratory   –High Energy Astrophysics Division   —Alice Harding, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center   –Division for Planetary Sciences   —Mark Sykes, University of Arizona   Small undergraduate college perspective   —Frank Winkler, Middlebury College 3:45 pm Break 4:15 pm Smithsonian Institution: Overview and role in supporting research in astronomy and astrophysics   —Irwin Shapiro, Director, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

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U.S. Astronomy and Astrophysics: Managing an Integrated Program 4:45 pm Private observatory perspective: Management and funding of private observatories   —Joseph Miller, University of California, Santa Cruz, Director, University of California Observatories/Lick Observatory 5:15 pm Public comment session   —David Helfand, Columbia University Closed Session 6:15 pm Committee deliberations 7:00 pm Adjourn for the day Thursday, June 14, 2001 Open Session 8:00 am Reconvene   —Norman Augustine   Views of former agency managers: Management experiences; interagency cooperation   —NASA: Lennard Fisk, University of Michigan   —NSF: William Harris, University of South Carolina 9:00 am NSF Management Organization Roundtable Initial statements; discussion; question-and-anser session   –Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc.   —William Smith, President   –Associated Universities, Inc.   —Riccardo Giacconi, President   –National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center   —Paul Goldsmith, Director   –National Center for Atmospheric Research   —Tim Killeen, Director   –Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory Laboratory   —Gary Sanders, Deputy Director 10:40 am Break 11:10 am Congressional perspective: House Science Committee   —Sharon Hays, Staff Director, Research Subcommittee

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U.S. Astronomy and Astrophysics: Managing an Integrated Program Closed Session 11:30 am Working lunch Needs of astronomy and astrophysics?   —Norman Augustine 1:00 pm Adjourn SECOND MEETING July 12–13, 2001 Stanford Linear Accelerator Laboratory Menlo Park, California Thursday, July 12, 2001 Closed Session 8:00 am Convene   —Claude Canizares, Acting Chair Open Session 9:00 am Perspective on astronomy at NSF   —Robert Eisenstein, Assistant Director, NSF Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate 9:30 am NSF-DOE joint committee structure: Nuclear Science Advisory Committee   —Ernest Moniz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (by telephone) 10:00 am Break 10:15 am National Observatories discussion   –National Radio Astronomy Observatory   —Paul Vanden Bout, Director (by telephone)   –National Optical Astronomy Observatory   —Jeremy Mould, Director   –National Solar Observatory   —Steven Keil, Director (by telephone) 11:15 am Lunch

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U.S. Astronomy and Astrophysics: Managing an Integrated Program Closed Session Noon Committee deliberations   —Claude Canizares Open Session 2:00 pm NSF director’s perspective   —Rita Colwell, Director, NSF 2:30 pm Break 2:45 pm Gemini Observatory: past/current project management and international program issues   —Matt Mountain, Director Closed Session 3:15 pm Continue deliberations   —Claude Canizares 6:00 pm Adjourn for the day Friday, July 13, 2001 Closed Session 8:00 am Reconvene; continue deliberations   —Claude Canizares Open Session 11:30 am Department of Energy’s role in supporting astrophysics: boundaries, funding and facilities, strategic planning, high-energy physics community research trends   —Peter Rosen, Associate Director, DOE Office of High Energy and Nuclear Physics (by telephone) —P.K.Williams, Senior Program Officer, DOE Division of High Energy Physics (by telephone) —Jim Stone, Physicist, DOE Division of High Energy Physics (by telephone)

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U.S. Astronomy and Astrophysics: Managing an Integrated Program Closed Session Noon Working Lunch   —Claude Canizares 1:00 pm Adjourn THIRD MEETING July 31–August 1, 2001 National Research Council Washington, D.C. This meeting was closed in its entirety. Tuesday, July 31, 2001 8:00 am Convene Committee deliberations and report drafting   —Norman Augustine, Chair 6:00 pm Adjourn for the day Wednesday, August 1, 2001 8:00 am Reconvene Committee deliberations and report drafting   —Norman Augustine 1:00 pm Adjourn