Status Report

The Next U.S. Astronomy Decadal Survey

By SpaceRef Editor
August 2, 2017
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Adam Burrows
(Submitted on 1 Aug 2017)

The U.S. astronomy decadal surveys have been models for advice to government on how to apportion resources to optimise the scientific return on national investments in facilities and manpower. The U.S. is now gearing up to conduct its 2020 survey and the results are likely to guide international astronomy far into the future. Here, I summarize the current strains in an otherwise world-leading program of ground- and space-based astronomical discovery and some of the issues that will be faced by the participants in this upcoming collective exercise.

Subjects:    Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)
Journal reference:    Nature Astronomy, 1, 0177, July 4, 2017
Cite as:    arXiv:1708.00410 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:1708.00410v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)
Submission history
From: Adam Burrows
[v1] Tue, 1 Aug 2017 16:39:49 GMT (16kb)

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