TABLE 5.1 NSF Budget Totals in Millions of 1997 Dollars, 1990 to 1999

Year

AST

AST+MREa

Other NSFb

MPS

MPS+MRE

NSF R&D

 

Budget

%

Budget

%

Budget

TA%c

Budget

%

Budget

%

 

1990

112.85

(5.4)

125.72

(6.0)

18.87

(7.5)

618.64

(29.7)

623.947

(30.0)

2,080.626

1991

115.21

(5.3)

212.33

(9.7)

21.90

(10.7)

627.61

(28.6)

653.766

(29.8)

2,193.511

1992

126.69

(5.7)

150.00

(6.8)

23.32

(7.8)

658.06

(29.6)

700.788

(31.6)

2,220.720

1993

112.23

(5.1)

127.68

(5.8)

23.99

(6.9)

643.10

(29.1)

680.461

(30.8)

2,210.757

1994

114.00

(4.7)

132.25

(5.5)

25.34

(6.5)

662.96

(27.5)

681.223

(28.3)

2,406.653

1995

106.77

(4.3)

149.66

(6.0)

25.15

(7.0)

674.94

(26.9)

806.695

(32.2)

2,506.276

1996

110.74

(4.5)

110.74

(4.5)

28.40

(5.7)

675.37

(27.6)

746.932

(30.6)

2,444.785

1997

112.73

(4.7)

112.73

(4.7)

27.77

(5.8)

693.45

(28.6)

748.500

(30.9)

2,424.000

1998

111.62

(4.6)

125.47

(5.1)

29.73

(6.3)

675.09

(27.5)

731.400

(29.0)

2,456.778

1999d

114.15

(4.4)

122.81

(4.7)

26.34

(5.7)

706.83

(27.1)

736.670

(28.2)

2,612.127

NOTE: Acronyms are defined in Appendix H.

a These numbers include VLBA construction, which was authorized before the MRE account was created in 1991, and the GBT, a special construction project authorized in full in 1991. They do not include LIGO, which was motivated primarily by the physics community.

b Other NSF funding for astronomy from the MPS Directorate, OPP, and OMA.

c Total astronomy percent.

d 1999 numbers are as planned for the program.

TABLE 5.2 Other NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Support in Millions of 1997 Dollars, 1990 to 1999

Year

Physics

OPP

OMA

ATM

Total Other a

PHY MRE+OC b

LIGO OPS c

1990

9.39

0.70

0.00

8.78

18.87

0.00

0.00

1991

9.44

3.60

0.00

8.86

21.90

80.56

0.00

1992

9.59

4.48

0.00

9.25

23.32

17.91

0.00

1993

9.77

4.58

0.00

9.64

23.99

21.95

0.00

1994

9.98

5.23

0.00

10.13

25.34

0.00

0.00

1995

10.17

5.13

0.00

9.85

25.15

88.91

0.00

1996

10.39

5.17

3.06

9.78

28.40

71.58

0.00

1997

10.62

5.24

1.90

10.01

27.77

55.00

0.30

1998

10.64

5.16

3.86

10.07

29.73

25.54

7.43

1999

9.77

5.58

0.87

10.12

26.34

0.00

21.61

NOTE: Acronyms are defined in Appendix H.

a Does not include LIGO or LIGO operations.

b Physics MRE (LIGO) plus GBT construction.

c LIGO operations.



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