“Every ten years, the National Research Council (NRC) of The National Academy of Sciences produces a series of surveys related to their areas of scientific inquiry. The public release of the Astro2010 survey of astronomy and astrophysics took place on August 13, 2010, and visitors to this site can read the report and also watch the webcast from the release event. The goal of this publication is to “recommend priorities for the most important scientific and technical activities of the decade 2010-2020.” Drawing on the expertise of scholars at Stanford University, Vassar College, the University of Chicago, and other institutions, the report is a crucial piece of work on what should be done across the board in these two branches of the physical sciences.”
From the Scout Report, Univ. of Wisconsin, Aug.27, 2010
August 12, 2010 — A new report by the National Research Council identifies the highest-priority research activities for astronomy and astrophysics in the next decade that will “set the nation firmly on the path to answering profound questions about the cosmos.” The decadal survey — the Research Council’s sixth — prioritizes activities based on their ability to advance science in key areas, and for the first time also takes into account factors such as risks in technical readiness, schedule, and cost.
Jane Holmquist, the Astrophysics Librarian, will be demonstrating theLandolt-Bornstein Database, tomorrow, Friday morning, in Grand Central — as part of a trial that the University has from SpringerMaterials. She will answer any questions you may have in this second session of "Tool Time", a series featuring Library resources in astrophysics. (Group VI of L.B. is Astronomy and Astrophysics.)