CDP

Cross Directorate Programs

CGRO

Compton Gamma Ray Observatory

COBE

Cosmic Background Explorer

CoI

coinvestigator

COMPTEL

Imaging Compton Telescope

CP

charge-parity conjugation

CR

cosmic ray

CSO

Caltech Submillimeter Observatory

CTIO

Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory

CY

calendar year

DA

data analysis

DDRF

Director's Discretionary Research Fund

DOD

Department of Defense

DOE

Department of Energy

EGRET

Energetic Gamma Ray Experiment Telescope on CGRO

EPSCoR

Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF)

ESA

European Space Agency

ESO

European Southern Observatory

ESP

Education and Special Programs

EUVE

Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer

EXC

Extragalactic and Cosmology program (NSF)

EXGAL

Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology program (NSF)

FCRAO

Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory

FFRDC

Federally Funded Research and Development Center

FIR

far infrared

FTE

full-time equivalent

FUSE

Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer

FY

fiscal year

GAL

Galactic Astronomy program (NSF)

GALLEX

European Gallium Solar-neutrino Detector

GBT

Green Bank Telescope

GDP

gross domestic product

GINGA

Third Japanese X-ray Astronomy Satellite

GISS

Goddard Institute for Space Studies

GLAST

Gamma Ray Large Area Space Telescope

GO

Guest Observer program

GP-B

Gravity Probe B

GPRA

Government Performance and Results Act of 1993

GSFC

Goddard Space Flight Center

GTO

Guaranteed Time Observer (usually instrument or telescope builder)

HALCA

Highly Advanced Laboratory for Communications and Astronomy

HEA

High-Energy Astrophysics (DOE)

HEAO

High Energy Astrophysics Observatory (HEAO-B = Einstein)

HEP

High Energy Physics Division (DOE)

HET

Hobby-Eberly Telescope



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