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  • September 9, 2010

    Episode 294: Astro 2010

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    Every decade, the National Academy of Sciences convenes a committee of astronomers to survey the science community and prioritize research questions and facilities for the next decade. Funding is tight and astronomers' ambitions are grand, so information gathering is vital. The results are presented in the Astro 2010 report. The recommendations of the committee attempt to produce a balanced program of space- and ground-based astronomy, driven by the pressing astrophysics questions of the day.