TABLE 3.2 Currently Operating RMS Facility Partnerships

Observatory/Facility

Private Partners

Non-Federal/Public Partners

Federal/Public Partners

ALMA

 

International partners

NSF through AUI

Arecibo

 

 

NSF (AST and AGS) and NASA through Cornell University/NAIC

ARO

 

University of Arizona and international universities

 

ATA

SETI Institute

UC Berkeley

 

CARMA

Caltech, University of Chicago

UC Berkeley, University of Illinois, University of Maryland

NSF

CSO

Caltech

University of Texas

NSF

EVLA, VLBA, GBT

 

EVLA’s international partners

NSF through AUI/NRAO

LMT

 

University of Massachusetts and Mexico

 

SMA

 

Taiwan

Smithsonian

SPT

University of Chicago, Case Western Reserve University

UC Berkeley, UC Davis, University of Illinois, University of Colorado, and international universities

NSF-OPP, Smithsonian

10 percent for technology and future facilities development. The fraction allocated to NRAO plus ALMA will increase when ALMA becomes fully operational in 2014.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Many of the papers provided by the community as input to Astro2010 described projects that involve significant partnership—between university groups, between non-federal and federal partners, between federal agencies, and involving international collaborations. Almost all of the proposed large-scale projects ranked most highly by the Astro2010 Program Prioritization Panels involve a significant international collaboration of one form or another. The committee notes in particular LISA (NASA plus ESA) and participation in an international Atmospheric Čerenkov Telescope Array, from the Panel on Particle Astrophysics and Gravitation; WFIRST and IXO (NASA plus ESA), from the Panel on Electromagnetic Observations from Space; CCAT (a U.S.-led project with international university partners) and HERA-II (a U.S.-led project but a pathfinder for the international HERA-III



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