EXIST Energetic X-ray Imaging Survey Telescope

FACA Federal Advisory Committee Act

FASR Frequency Agile Solar Radiotelescope

FFAR Federal Funding of Astronomical Research

FGST Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope

FIRST Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty-one Centimeters

FUSE Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer

FY fiscal year

GAIA Graphical Astronomy and Image Analysis

GALEX Galaxy Evolution Explorer

GAN Galactic Neighborhood, Panel on

GBT Green Bank Telescope

GCT Galaxies across Cosmic Time, Panel on

GEMS Gravity and Extreme Magnetism SMEX

GMT Giant Magellan Telescope

GONG Global Oscillation Network Group

GRB gamma-ray burst

GSMT Giant Segmented Mirror Telescope

HAO High Altitude Observatory

HAWC High Altitude Water Čerenkov experiment

HEASARC High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center

HEGRA High Energy Gamma Ray Astronomy

HEPAP High Energy Physics Advisory Panel

HERA Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array

HESS High Energy Stereoscopic System

HET Hobby-Eberly Telescope

HPC high-performance computing

HST Hubble Space Telescope

IAU International Astronomical Union

Inst/Tech Instrumentation and Technology Development

IPA Intergovernmental Personnel Act

IPAC Infrared Processing and Analysis Center

IR infrared

IRAS Infrared Astronomy Satellite

IRTF Infrared Telescope Facility

ISG Infrastructure Study Group

ISM interstellar medium

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