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4. EXPERIENCE WITH NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL OBSERVATORIES The conftrtne of institutes or _.Ia, whtre ru OCR for page 10
obscrvlna allocations were reponed wilh the Bonn R.tdio Telucope in Cermony ond with the Weuerbork Array in the Netherlonds. The Orbillna Aocronomlcal Obsomtory (OAO) 1le fOf the lunor prosrarn and the doll resultin& from h. USO.A also a.,. rates thc Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Enpneerin& (1CAS6). There is <111rtntly 1 pfOI*O) by a aroup of x-ray astronomers before t< AlA for thc Hllb~nt of an x-ray tc:lenoc !Niltute. This lnstitutt, responuble fOf the o.,.ntlon ofx-ny ob,.rvatorles in spooc, could be associated Wltb an exist inc c:ooaortium. NASA Is prnently Jtudyinc the creation of an inllltute tom.,.. the LST. Ahhu#l plans are not yet complete, aiCicna instilute (tither an exlstlna conJOttlum or 1 new corporatJon), under con1r1ct co H AlA, manned by private retureh scientists, that would Involve users In the operation of the LST, hu ample precedent. The instilute would be responsible for the scientific plannins, operationJ, and data reduction and distribution. 11