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U.S. Astronomy and Astrophysics: Managing an Integrated Program
TABLE C.1 NSF Astronomy Division Funding Data from FY 2000 (Thousands of Current-Year Dollars)
Percentage of Budget
Construction and instrumentation
SOURCE: NSF’s Astronomical Sciences Division.
for Education and Human Resources (for some undergraduate and graduate education), Crosscutting/Interdisciplinary Programs, and the Office of Integrative Activities. NSF supports the operation of six major national observing centers—the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, with facilities in Arizona and Chile; the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, with facilities in New Mexico, West Virginia, Virginia, and Arizona;
FIGURE C.1 Overall funding of astronomy by NASA and NSF. Astro/NSF and Astro/NASA are the relative fractions of the NSF and NASA research and development budgets allocated to astronomy and astrophysics research (right-hand scale).
SOURCE: After Figure 2.2 in Federal funding of Astronomical Research (National Research Council, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., 2000), p. 8.