NOAO Annual Report FY 1999
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NOAO Annual Report FY 1999
October 1, 1998 - September 30, 1999


NOAO is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Inc. under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation
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Introduction

NOAO is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (AURA), for the National Science Foundation (NSF). The four divisions of NOAO are: Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) in northern Chile; Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) near Tucson; National Solar Observatory (NSO) with facilities on Kitt Peak and at Sacramento Peak, New Mexico; and the US Gemini Program (USGP), based in Tucson. NOAO observing and data reduction facilities are available to the entire astronomical community. The NOAO Home Page contains on-line information about NOAO services, including telescope schedules and instrument availability, and information about how to apply for telescope time. The NOAO Home Page can be accessed through the World Wide Web at http://www.noao.edu/.

AURA is a private, non-profit corporation that operates world-class astronomical observatories through its operating centers. NOAO is an operating center managed by AURA under cooperative agreement with the NSF. There are thirty-one AURA member institutions, including four international affiliates. The member institutional representatives elect a governing Board of Directors of thirteen members, which includes the President, ex-officio. In addition to NOAO, AURA operates and manages the Space Telescope Science Institute under contract with NASA, and the International Gemini Project under cooperative agreement with the NSF on behalf of seven partner countries. More information on AURA and its organizational structure can be found at http://www.aura-astronomy.org/.



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