NSF Division of Astronomical Sciences. AAAC October 15-16, 2009 Craig Foltz. Summary. AST Budget Overview Retrospective look FY 2009 & ARRA Looking forward Status of Senior Review implementation Changes in AST Recent Activities and Actions. MPS Budget trends.
NSF Division of Astronomical Sciences
October 15-16, 2009
10 year doubling
AST Total: $250.8 M (increase of 10% over FY 2009)
Administration, congressional support for NSF budget doubling over 10 years.
How will AST fare in this growth?
Administration priorities not well aligned with AST:
But historically AST has tracked NSF R&RA quite well
Changes in AST
On August 6, 2009, the National Science Board approved an award to be derived from $146,000,000 of ARRA funds and $151,928,000 of appropriated MREFC funds, in accordance with the following resolution:
RESOLVED, that the National Science Board authorizes the Director at his discretion to issue an eight-year award to the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy for a not-to-exceed amount of $297,928,000 for the construction of the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope. This award will be contingent upon the publication of a record of decision authorizing the commencement of construction.
Construction Cost Estimate
Construction Cost Estimate (cont.)
Proposed Site Decision
NSF Cost Review
MREFC Panel “Exit Readiness Review”
Concept & Design
Site EIS Process
IT & C
Feb 27, 2007
December 4, 2008
The Geographical Context