Astronomers and astrophysicists are making revolutionary advances in our understanding of planets, stars, galaxies, and even the structure of the universe itself. The Decade of Discovery presents a survey of this exciting field of science and offers a prioritized agenda for space- and ground-based research into the twenty-first century.
The book presents specific recommendations, programs, and expenditure levels to meet the needs of the astronomy and astrophysics communities.
Accessible to the interested lay reader, the book explores:
The Decade of Discovery will prove valuable to science policymakers, research administrators, scientists, and students in the physical sciences, and interested lay readers.
Table of Contents
|2. Science Opportunities||28-54|
|3. Existing Programs||55-71|
|4. New Initiatives||72-90|
|5. Astronomy and the Computer Revolution||91-99|
|6. Astronomy From the Moon||100-109|
|7. Policy Opportunities||110-120|
|8. Astronomy as a National Asset||121-134|
|Appendix A: Glossary||137-149|
|Appendix B: Status of the Profession||150-160|
|Appendix C: Contributing Scientists||161-170|
|Appendix D: Members, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Resources||171-172|
|Supplemental Image Plates||183-202|
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