TABLE 7.7 Budget Profile for Panel’s OIR Recommendations

Activities

Funds for the Decade (FY2009 dollars)

Large Activities

Requested from MREFC; see Table 7.6

Medium Activities (in priority order)

Mid-scale instruments and projects

$190M

TSIP and ReSTAR

$106M ($76M + $30M)

Small Activities (alphabetical order)

Adaptive optics development program

$18M

Ground-based archive

$14M

Interferometry operations and technology development

$27M

Strategic theory

$26M

Continuing Activities

NSF-AST research grants program (AAG)

$490M (includes $40M increase)

Gemini operations and instrumentation

$250M (increases U.S. funding by 10%)

NOAO operations

$260M

NSO ATST increase

$117M (includes $26M increase to support LSST)

Large Projects Operations and Additional GSMT Share (in priority order)

NSF share of LSST and GSMT operations resulting from MREFC investments

$83M ($14M/year and $8M/year)

Additional GSMT share

$97M (construction or instrumentation support to acquire additional share)

FIGURE 7.19 Chart showing straw-man scenario for overall NSF-AST spending, assuming 3.7 percent real growth per year.

FIGURE 7.19 Chart showing straw-man scenario for overall NSF-AST spending, assuming 3.7 percent real growth per year.



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