By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Physics and Astronomy, Space Studies Board, Committee on the Organization and Management of Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics
In its economic 12 months 2002 finances precis record the Bush management expressed concern-based partly at the findings and conclusions of 2 nationwide examine Council studies-about contemporary developments within the federal investment of astronomy and astrophysics study. The President's funds blueprint steered that now could be the time to handle those issues and directed the nationwide technology starting place (NSF) and the nationwide Aeronautics and area management (NASA) to set up a blue ribbon panel to (1) check the organizational effectiveness of the federal examine company in astronomy and astrophysics, (2) give some thought to the professionals and cons of moving NSF's astronomy tasks to NASA, and (3) recommend replacement thoughts for addressing concerns within the administration and association of astronomical and astrophysical examine. NASA and NSF requested the nationwide examine Council to hold out the swift evaluation asked by way of the President. This file, targeting the jobs of NSF and NASA, offers the result of that assessment.