10:00 am


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



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


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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